Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory and Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue are returning to television for another debate, eight weeks before voters choose North Carolina's next governor.
The Republican and Democratic nominees will meet Tuesday night
in a one-hour live forum at the WRAL-TV studios in Raleigh. It will
be their third head-to-head meeting since winning gubernatorial
primaries in May.
Since their last debate three weeks ago, Perdue's campaign has
been critical of McCrory on school vouchers, arguing his support
for them would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
McCrory dismisses the argument. He and surrogates have countered
that Perdue has backed subsidies for children who attend private
preschools and universities.
Libertarian candidate Mike Munger was not invited to the debate.