The two major candidates for governor of North Carolina say they've agreed to hold five debates leading up to Election Day.
The campaigns of Democratic Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue and
Republican Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory said Wednesday the first
debate is set for next weekend at the North Carolina Bar
Association's annual meeting in Atlantic Beach.
The others will start in August. Two are planned for
Raleigh-area television stations, with a third to be organized by
Charlotte TV stations. The Public School Forum will also host a
debate in Cary.
McCrory campaign consultant Jack Hawke said the Charlotte mayor
has also accepted debate requests from the North Carolina Press
Association and N.C. Association of Broadcasters. He also wants to
meet Perdue in a separate series of discussions around the state.