BLUEFIELD -- Democrat Rep. Nick Rahall and Republican challenger Spike Maynard have agreed to participate in two debates in the 3rd Congressional District race.
The debates are sponsored by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, The Register-Herald and WVVA-TV.
The first debate is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Bluefield High School Performing Arts Center. The second debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Mountain State University's Carter Hall in Beckley.
Maynard is a former state Supreme Court justice and former circuit court judge.