Moore, Strange agree to debate ahead of Republican runoff

Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore are headed to a Republican primary runoff to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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Undated (WTVY)- Alabama Sen. Luther Strange and challenger Roy Moore are scheduled to debate next week. The two campaigns confirmed Saturday that Moore and Strange will meet Thursday in Montgomery.

It is the only confirmed debate between the two Republicans before the Sept. 26 runoff in the race for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat.

The debate will be in "Lincoln-Douglas" format and will not have a moderator, or questions from the press, as Moore requested.
Moore and Strange will speak in alternating five-minute intervals. The Strange campaign urged Moore to accept three other debate invitations but Moore, to this point, hasn’t.

The debate will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Alabama Activities Center in Montgomery.

The winner of the Republican runoff will be opposed by Democrat Doug Jones in the December Special General Election.