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Harris accepts invitation to CBS News vice presidential debate

The Biden campaign has accepted an invitation from CBS News to participate in this summer's vice presidential debate.

The Biden campaign maintains that either Tuesday, July 23 or Tuesday, August 13, the proposed dates for Vice President Kamala Harris' debate, are acceptable. The Trump campaign has not yet formally accepted the invitation. And former President Donald Trump has yet to name a running mate.

Brian Fallon, Harris' campaign communications director, told reporters: “We are hopeful that the Trump campaign will be able to accept one of these dates and set up a full debate schedule for this campaign.” .

CBS News has confirmed that the Biden campaign has accepted President Biden's offer to host the vice presidential debate and has extended a similar offer to the Trump campaign.

Biden and Trump Agreed Plans for a presidential debate came together quickly after the president's campaign said in a letter that it was willing to hold two debates with his Republican opponent before the November election. That sparked a series of competing proposals and social media posts from potential Democratic and Republican candidates, and within hours, two debates scheduled for June and September. The peak has been reached.

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina Potential deputy candidates Trump hinted at the possibility of participating in the debate in an interview Wednesday night.

Scott told Newsmax: “I hear there's going to be a debate in July. If you're the moderator, maybe I'll talk to you. We'll see what happens.” Told.

Democratic strategists say an earlier start date for the debate will help the Biden campaign establish a contrast between the president and Trump in front of a wider audience and reduce Biden's disadvantage in the polls. He claimed that he could offset some of the costs.

“It's important to start attacking.” [Trump] One on one early on. The sooner the better, because we have every advantage,” said Quentin James, chairman of Collective PAC, a Black Candidate Support Committee that supports Mr. Biden.

Melissa Quinn contributed to this report

Summarize this content to 100 words The Biden campaign has accepted an invitation from CBS News to participate in this summer's vice presidential debate.The Biden campaign maintains that either Tuesday, July 23 or Tuesday, August 13, the proposed dates for Vice President Kamala Harris' debate, are acceptable. The Trump campaign has not yet formally accepted the invitation. And former President Donald Trump has yet to name a running mate. Brian Fallon, Harris' campaign communications director, told reporters: “We are hopeful that the Trump campaign will be able to accept one of these dates and set up a full debate schedule for this campaign.” .

CBS News has confirmed that the Biden campaign has accepted President Biden's offer to host the vice presidential debate and has extended a similar offer to the Trump campaign. Biden and Trump Agreed Plans for a presidential debate came together quickly after the president's campaign said in a letter that it was willing to hold two debates with his Republican opponent before the November election. That sparked a series of competing proposals and social media posts from potential Democratic and Republican candidates, and within hours, two debates scheduled for June and September. The peak has been reached.

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina Potential deputy candidates Trump hinted at the possibility of participating in the debate in an interview Wednesday night. Scott told Newsmax: “I hear there's going to be a debate in July. If you're the moderator, maybe I'll talk to you. We'll see what happens.” Told.Democratic strategists say an earlier start date for the debate will help the Biden campaign establish a contrast between the president and Trump in front of a wider audience and reduce Biden's disadvantage in the polls. He claimed that he could offset some of the costs. “It's important to start attacking.” [Trump] One on one early on. The sooner the better, because we have every advantage,” said Quentin James, chairman of Collective PAC, a Black Candidate Support Committee that supports Mr. Biden.

Melissa Quinn contributed to this report

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Aaron Navarro is a digital reporter for CBS News, covering Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign and the 2024 election. He previously served as an associate producer for CBS News' political division in 2021 and his 2022 election cycle.

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