Karl Rove and John Edwards will debate each other at least once this election year.

Rove, a former strategist to President Bush, and Edwards, the former Democratic presidential candidate, are scheduled to appear on stage together Sept. 26 at the University at Buffalo. The event is part of the school's "Distinguished Speakers" series.

The event's director, Bill Regan, told the Buffalo News that Edwards and Rove are likely to appear together at another event before coming to Western New York. No format has been set for the Sept. 26 event, Regan said.