Obama, Clinton agree to Philly debate

March 13, 2008 5:25:14 PM PDT
Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton plan to debate in Philadelphia next month before Pennsylvania's primary, their presidential campaigns said Thursday. ABC News will host the debate on a date still to be determined.

Pennsylvania voters go to the polls April 22 for the primary, a contest with 158 delegates at stake.

Obama also has agreed to a matchup on April 19 hosted by CBS News in North Carolina, his campaign said. North Carolina has 115 delegates up for grabs in its May 6 primary. CBS News said it was awaiting word on whether Clinton would participate.

The contenders have debated 20 times during the presidential campaign.