Nebraska's senatorial candidates will meet in the debate ring at the Nebraska State Fair.
GOP candidate Deb Fischer tells Channel 6 News that will be the first of several debates against Bob Kerrey.
Kerrey has been eager to schedule debates against Fischer.
Bob Kerrey says, "There is much more interest in a debate today much more likely that people will understand what goes on in a debate even though they may not watch it because they can pick it up the web today. Debates inform the citizens not just make up their mind who they're going to support but help to understand the underlying issue."
The details about the number and locations of the debates have not been worked out but Deb Fischer tells Channel 6 News her campaign has other priorities.
Deb Fischer says, "Politicians like to talk a lot and a debate is a time when politicians can talk some more but this is retail politics, this is Nebraska and I can tell you from being in the state legislature for eight years that what I did then and what I'll continue to do when I'm out in my district and when I'm in this state is to listen to people."
The first debate between the candidates will be in August.