Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker will formally meet for a televised debate in Georgia subsequent month, simply weeks earlier than November’s midterm elections.

The announcement ends months of bickering over the matter after Walker, a Georgia soccer legend and first-time candidate, refused to seem together with his competitor earlier than voters. He has carried out an uncommon however popular marketing campaign, though his frequent gaffes on the path have raised concern about how he’ll seem on display screen in opposition to a seasoned politician.

Warnock’s marketing campaign recurrently prodded Walker to appear.

The talk will happen on Oct. 14 in Savannah. It’s unclear if Walker will decide to a second debate that Warnock had lengthy stated was non-negotiable.

“Herschel Walker, I’ll see you on the stage in Savannah on October 14th,” Warnock wrote on Twitter. “And I hope you’ll rethink your refusal to debate in Atlanta and Macon so voters can see greater than as soon as the clear alternative they’ve on this election.”

Walker stated Tuesday that his opponent ought to “give up complaining” and present up for the primary debate.

”Inform him to volunteer to do the primary one,” Walker said at a marketing campaign occasion not too long ago, based on The Atlanta Journal-Structure. “Put his large man pants on, give up complaining.”

The race is among the key battles within the upcoming election that would decide management of the Senate. Warnock, who received his election bid in a 2021 runoff, is searching for his first full time period in workplace.

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