Beto is looking to skate by.

Via Fox News:

The campaigns of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke were said to be near a deal for debates ahead of their U.S. Senate showdown in November.

Cruz has repeatedly criticized O’Rourke for refusing his proposal of five debates – beginning Friday – ahead of the general election. O’Rourke, in turn, has accused Cruz and his campaign of dictating the terms of the proposed debates, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“One of the challenges we’ve had is that Senator Cruz not only attempted to dictate the date, the place, the time, um, also the moderators, the subjects that we could talk about,” O’Rourke told Houston Public Media.

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