Democratic contenders for NC's Senate seat to debate Feb. 25

Posted February 15, 2016

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— The Democrats running to be North Carolina's next U.S. senator have agreed to participate in a Feb. 25 debate hosted and broadcast live by WRAL News.

Durham businessman Kevin Griffin, Ernest Reeves of Greenville, Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey and former Wake County Rep. Deborah Ross are running for the chance to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr.

WRAL News anchor David Crabtree will moderate the half-hour debate which will air live at 7 p.m. on WRAL and WRAL.com. The debate will also be made available for live and delayed broadcast by other state and national broadcasters.

Burr, a former U.S. House member and two-term senator, has his own primary against three other contenders. Along with Cary obstetrician Dr. Greg Brannon, who ran against U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in 2014, Republicans Paul Wright of Dudley and Larry Holmquist of Greensboro are challenging Burr in the primary.

WRAL's "On the Record" will focus on the GOP primary in an upcoming episode.


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