Greg Walden, Jaime McLeod-Skinner agree to debate in Bend

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has agreed to a televised debate against his challenger, Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

The East Oregonian reports the two could face off at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 on Bend television station KTVZ. But first they need to agree to terms.

McLeod-Skinner, a Democrat from Terrebonne, first challenged the 10-term Republican incumbent to a debate two months ago.

McLeod-Skinner, in a letter Wednesday to Walden, took issue with the debate's duration, format and sponsor.

Instead of the debate being 30 minutes and in a closed TV studio, McLeod-Skinner seeks a 90-minute debate that is hosted by the City Club of Central Oregon and is open to the public.

She also suggests two more debates in eastern and southern Oregon.