Burr, Ross agree to October Senate debate
Posted September 16, 2016
Updated September 17, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and his Democratic opponent, Deborah Ross, have agreed to take part in an Oct. 13 debate.
The hour-long debate, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation, will be aired live on WRAL-TV and WRAL.com, as well as on dozens of other media outlets across the state. The moderator for the debate, which will be held at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, hasn't been named yet.
"The Broadcasters of North Carolina have a long history of providing live, over-the air coverage of political debates," NCAB President Joe Pomilla said in a statement. "We are thrilled host this debate and to provide a platform for the candidates to discuss the compelling issues confronting North Carolina for the benefit of the people of North Carolina."
Burr is seeking his third six-year term in the Senate. Ross is a former state House member from Wake County.