Heller calls for 7 televised debates with Berkley
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Nevada's hotly contested U.S. Senate race, Republican Sen. Dean Heller is proposing that he and Democrat Rep. Shelley Berkley participate in seven debates across the state over the coming months.
Heller's campaign suggested in a letter sent Thursday that debates begin in July, with no more than two debates per month until early voting begins Oct. 20. Each debate would be televised on a major broadcast station in Nevada.
The Heller campaign said it would be flexible regarding the format of the debates, such as whether the candidates would sit or stand and how much time would be allotted for responses.
Heller's campaign proposed holding debates in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Elko.
Berkley's campaign said it has agreed to one debate and plans on agreeing to more.