BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has agreed to a second TV debate against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, while turning down two others that Landrieu planned to attend.

Baton Rouge-based WAFB-TV says Cassidy has confirmed his plan to face off with Landrieu and tea party favorite Rob Maness in an Oct. 29 debate, to be broadcast statewide by Raycom Media stations.

The GOP congressman also has publicly committed to an Oct. 14 match-up in Shreveport, hosted by Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Cassidy has rejected two other debates in which Landrieu had agreed to participate.

New Orleans-based WWL-TV said Wednesday that Cassidy's campaign has refused its Oct. 27 debate, while Monroe-based KNOE-TV says Cassidy won't attend its Oct. 8 debate.

WWL says it intends to proceed with its debate, without Cassidy.

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