McCain camp says reps from both campaigns have spoken, and “will be in close contact as we work together to make this idea a reality.” Full statement here.
Comes after McCain suggests at least 10 town halls once a week starting June 11 or 12 starting in New York City or Federal Hall until the week before the Democratic Convention in letter to Obama. Read it here.
Earlier: A statement from Obama spokesman Burton calls the proposal “appealing,” recommends the format be “less structured and lengthier.” Full statement here.
The first sanctioned debate is scheduled for Sept. 26 in Oxford, Mississippi.