POLL: Beto O'Rourke won't debate Ted Cruz... but he'll appear on Ellen

The Democratic challenger to GOP incumbent Senator Ted Cruz is begging off a debate between the two that was proposed for this coming Friday.  

Beto O'Rourke said on Monday in Austin that the August 31st debate in Dallas won't be happening, but several other debates likely will. 

 In July, Cruz challenged O'Rourke to five debates in five cities on different topics.  O'Rourke countered with a proposal that included a sixth debate in El Paso, O'Rourke's hometown.

It seems O'Rouke will also be making the time to fill a request by one of America's most popular talk show hosts, Ellen DeGeneres after she tweeted a request to meet him about a week ago. 

Meanwhile Texas Senator Ted Cruz fired back with this tweet... 

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