California Senate Candidates Finally Agree to Debate — Once

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After weeks of bickering between their campaigns, the candidates for California’s U.S. Senate seat have agreed to debate: once.

Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez will meet in the televised face-off Oct. 5 in Los Angeles.

The agreement Wednesday comes three months after the June primary that sent Harris, the state attorney general, and Sanchez, an Orange County congresswoman, into a November runoff.

The race to replace retiring Democrat Barbara Boxer has been largely overshadowed by the presidential contest, and many voters remain undecided.

Harris has held a steady edge in polling and fundraising.