WILL OBAMA ALSO AGREE TO THE BIG DEBATE IN HOUSTON?

MSNBC LIKELY TO BROADCAST THE EVENT!

Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to participate in a presidential debate scheduled for Feb. 28 in Houston, her campaign said today. The Greater Houston Partnership and the Sierra Club Foundation have long been trying to lure the candidates to a debate at the George R. Brown Convention Center just five days before the March 4 Texas primary. MSNBC has promised to air the event, with NBC News’ Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert moderating.
It was not immediately clear whether Clinton’s opponent for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, would likewise agree to participate. Both have said they expect their race to continue past today’s Super Tuesday primaries. The Houston debate would come one day after a debate in Ohio to be aired by CNN. Ohio also holds primaries March 4. The campaign said Sen. Clinton of New York also has agreed to participate in a Feb. 10 debate on ABC’s This Week and a Feb. 11 debate on Fox. The Partnership and Sierra Club Foundation also hope to attract the Republican candidates to a separate debate on Feb. 28 if the race for the GOP nomination is still competitive at that point.