Incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and state Sen. Joe Kyrillos have agreed to participate in three debates during their campaign for U.S. Senate.
The debates will all be next month, as the 58-year-old Menendez runs for re-election to a second term and the 52-year-old Kyrillos tries to unseat him.
The first debate on Oct. 4 will be at Montclair State University and broadcast on NJTV. The second, on Oct. 10, will be broadcast live on New Jersey 101.5 FM radio. The third, sponsored by the League of Women voters, will air Oct. 14 on WABC-TV, WPVI-TV and Univision.
Menendez, a Democrat, has a name-recognition and money advantage over the Republican challenger. New Jersey hasn't elected a Republican to the Senate since the 1970s.