The campaign's statement said McCain is optimistic that there has been progress toward a bipartisan agreement. But earlier in the week, McCain said he would delay the debate "until we have taken action to address this crisis."
"He is optimistic that there has been significant progress toward a bipartisan agreement now that there is a framework for all parties to be represented in negotiations," the McCain campaign said in a statement.
First 2008 Presidential Debate
Friday, September 26 6 p.m. PST
Location: University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
Moderator: Jim Lehrer