McDaniel Accepts Debate Invitation

State Sen. Chris McDaniel, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, says he has accepted an invitation to debate Republican rival, Sen. Thad Cochran.

The invitation was extended by WLBT-TV for a debate between the two candidates May 24. It would be televised in prime time statewide, including WTOK.

"I look forward to debating the issues with Senator Cochran so Mississippians have the opportunity to hear both of us present our case for Mississippi's future," said McDaniel in a news release.

McDaniel says he has invited Sen. Cochran to debate on several occasions, including the May 24 event.

So far, Sen. Cochran has not accepted the invitation.