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Biden campaign says Oct. 22 debate should be the last

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up his face mask while speaking during a campaign stop in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign on Thursday rejected a proposal from President Donald Trump’s team for a debate on Oct. 29, saying the one already scheduled for a week earlier should be the last ahead of the November election.

Trump earlier on Thursday said he would not participate in a planned Oct. 15 debate after it was changed from an in-person event to a virtual one. His campaign later proposed to the nonpartisan commission that hosts debates that the Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 debates each be pushed back by one week.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by Tim Ahmann