Gov. Mike Easley is encouraging Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to debate Hillary Rodham Clinton later this month in North Carolina.
Easley said in a letter dated Tuesday that Obama's participation
in an April 27 debate will give voters the best opportunity to hear
the candidates discuss the issues.
Obama previously agreed to a debate in North Carolina that would
have taken place before next Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary. But
the North Carolina Democratic Party scheduled a 90-minute debate
for April 27 -- after that primary.
Clinton has accepted the later date, but Obama has not. His
campaign did not immediately return a call Tuesday seeking comment.