NAACP sponsors forum for Senate candidates

Posted March 14, 2010

— A forum for Senate candidates was held Saturday during the North Carolina NAACP’s Mid-Winter Conference in Raleigh.

State Sen. Cal Cunningham, of Lexington, Chapel Hill attorney Ken Lewis and Lumberton lawyer Marcus Williams attended the forum at the Hilton North Raleigh Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Road. The Democrats are seeking to unseat Republican Sen. Richard Burr in November.

Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler of Oak Ridge, who will also be on the fall ballot, attended the event as well.

The candidates shared their views on education, jobs, health care and the economy.

The state NAACP and 90 partner organizations that make up the Historic Thousands on Jones Street Coalition sponsored the forum.


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  • alx Mar 17, 2010

    Pretty sad that WRAL has chosen to abandon objective journalism in order to pander to racist groups such as NAACP. WRAL goes out of its way to not offend this organiztion & to censor comments which portray this organization in an unfavorable way. WRAL should be ashamed!

  • lost in translation Mar 17, 2010

    Why would one waste their attending or reporting or even reading this trash that is constantly repeated by the N&O, WRAL, and the NAACP??? A forum that only includes your choice candidates? Get real.

  • 27615 Mar 17, 2010

    Go away NAACP!!!

  • alx Mar 15, 2010

    Sad thing is, there are mind - numbed robots who will blindly vote for whomever this racist organization endorses. Pretty pathetic that wral validates such an unabashed racist group

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  • Hip-Shot Mar 15, 2010

    "The Democrats are seeking to unseat Republican Sen. Richard Burr in November. "

    And Burr was not invited....sounds like a real Senate forum to me...not. It sounds like a hate group trying to put a Democrat in office.

  • davidbh61255 Mar 15, 2010