Hagan, Tillis agree to two debate dates

Posted July 20, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014

— Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis have agreed to dates for two debates sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.

The debates will take place on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. WRAL-TV and WRAL.com will carry both debates live.

Tillis has said he would like to debate Hagan up to 10 times, but Hagan said she would only agree to three debates.

Both campaigns have also agreed to a debate co-hosted by the N.C. League of Women Voters and WECT-TV (Wilmington). That date has not been set.


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  • archmaker Jul 22, 2014

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    Independent congressional analysis show that there are only 3 senators less likely to vote along party lines than Hagan. She is middle of the road.
    Burr however, is ranked #1 for voting along party lines.

  • Paul Maxwell Jul 22, 2014
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    I am fortunate enough to subscribe to a daily newspaper (The Winston Salem Journal) which has for years printed daily and/or weekly summaries of Congressional activity-- not only details of bills passed or defeated but also how our Senators and House Representatives voted. Mrs. Hagan has NOT consistently voted along party lines. Mr. Burr always does. And, as an aside for our friends and neighbors in US House District 5, Mrs. Foxx does also. Perhaps, before making blanket statements (or casting votes), we might take time to see just what our folks in Congress are really doing.

  • dirtydozen431 Jul 22, 2014

    Why dosent Hagan have more debates.

  • tracmister Jul 21, 2014

    Until a third party is supported by the people, the vote will be for the lesser of two evils. Neither one of these candidates represents the people of North Carolina. They both represent special interests and their parties. How many times have either one of them voted out of party lines?

  • Kenny Dunn Jul 21, 2014
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    If wanting more candidates (and, therefore, citizens) represented in the televised debates is only a Democratic position then I guess I'd have to agree with the Democrats.

    This is how I approach most issues.

    That said, I've been unaffiliated for years.

  • archmaker Jul 21, 2014

    glad to see that they are going to have 3 debates. that's 3 more than Elizabeth Dole granted Kay Hagan six years ago.

  • Come On_Seriously Jul 21, 2014

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    This sounds about right.

  • David McIntee Jul 21, 2014
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    Let me guess Alice, you're a Democrat.

  • miseem Jul 21, 2014

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    Most of the problems in stalled or backward looking government have been from freshman representatives. Instead of term limits, I would suggest a "none of the above". If that gets the most votes, no one else on the ballot for that office can run in a new election scheduled within 30 days. That prevents a lot of the mudslinging and PAC ads, hopefully allowing the new slate of nominees to concentrate on letting the public know what they stand for.

  • Kenny Dunn Jul 21, 2014
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    I agree. All legitimate candidates should be included.