US Senate nominees in North Carolina accept three debate hosts

Published 8:09 am Sunday, June 7, 2020

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North Carolina’s two major-party U.S. Senate candidates are now in agreement on three debate hosts leading to their November election.

Campaign officials for Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic nominee Cal Cunningham confirmed separately this week that they accepted debate invitations from Spectrum News, WRAL-TV and the Nexstar stations covering North Carolina.

Details on those debates haven’t been settled, including dates. Tillis campaign spokesperson Andrew Romeo said Tillis also wants another debate with Cunningham in July or August.

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Tillis is a former state House speaker seeking a second term in the Senate. Cunningham served briefly in the legislature and ran unsuccessfully for the Senate 10 years ago. Both candidates won their respective primaries in March. Libertarian and Constitution party candidates also are on the fall ballot.



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