The three candidates vying to be North Carolina's next lieutenant governor are set to face off during a live televised debate.
Republican Robert Pittenger, Democrat Walter Dalton and Libertarian Phillip Rhodes are scheduled to debate during a live, hour-long televised debate on UNC-TV Wednesday beginning at 8 p.m.
The debate, which comes seven weeks before the November election, is the lieutenant governor's candidates' first since the May primary.
North Carolina's lieutenant governor serves on state education panels and as president of the Senate but has limited powers.
Candidates for governor run and are elected independently of the