The Texas Republican Party is hoping to host a nationally televised Republican debate ahead of the state’s May 29 primary. Today, State GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri said Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have committed.

Mitt Romney is the only hold-out. State party officials say they’ve reached out to the Romeny camp, and he’s considering attending the debate. Munisteri said, "I am disappointed that Governor Romney has not yet committed to attending an official Republican Party of Texas event." He called it "disrespectful to all Texas Republicans for a candidate not to attend."

According to Munisteri, an un-named major television network has agreed to carry the debate, but only if all the candidates show up. Tentative dates and a location have been discussed, but no final decisions will be made until Romney makes a decision.