BOSTON (CBS/AP) — U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has agreed to a third televised debate with Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.

Brown campaign manager Jim Barnett said on Wednesday that the Republican had accepted an invitation from a consortium of Boston media outlets.

The announcement came one day after Brown’s campaign declined an invitation to participate in a debate proposed by the widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Brown had sought a promise from Victoria Kennedy that she would not make an endorsement in the race, but the debate’s sponsors — the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate and the University of Massachusetts-Boston — said such a request was “inappropriate.”

Brown and Warren had previously agreed to two other debates, one sponsored by a Springfield media consortium and a second by WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller.

Brown has also challenged Warren to a debate on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 to be moderated by Dan Rea on June 27, but she has not accepted.

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