Three New York Republicans vying for Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's seat will take part in a televised debate.
The trio will make their cases in an hour-long debate airing Tuesday night on YNN cable network stations across New York.
Polls show Gillibrand with a commanding lead over each of the three Republicans.
Gillibrand is a former upstate congresswoman appointed last year to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton when she became secretary of state.
Gillibrand and the Republicans are running for a special two-year term that ends in 2012, when Clinton's term would have ended.