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Tickets Available for Possible Presidential Debate

Posted April 9, 2008

— Tickets are available for a possible Raleigh debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

The North Carolina Democratic Party has invited both candidates to take part in an April 27 debate at the RBC Center. CBS News has agreed to moderate and televise the 90-minute debate.

People can apply for a random drawing for tickets at www.ncdp.org.

“With 134 delegates at stake, North Carolina is an important state in the Democratic presidential primary,” state Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek said in a statement. “We’re getting deluged with phone calls and e-mails from North Carolinians who want to hear both candidates discuss issues critical to our state.”

Clinton has agreed to take part in the debate. Obama has yet to agree to the date after previously proposing an April 19 debate.

"We are confident that Sen. Obama will agree to the debate," Kerra Bolton, a spokeswoman for the state Democratic Party said.


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  • Why Is My Slim Physique Envied Apr 10, 2008

    Atleast they know the difference between Sunni and Shiite.

  • areyou.serious Apr 9, 2008

    No Thanks....I'd rather stay home and watch infomercials...

  • wakemom Apr 9, 2008

    i dont have to worry any golo members trying to get tickets. lol lol

  • bartcow Apr 9, 2008

    jf, I don't see anywhere that the tickets cost anything. I wouldn't doubt that they do, but still.

    Ha! You called a couple of politicians "liars"! I wonder if Jay Leno is hiring...

  • bs101fly Apr 9, 2008

    how STUPID to release tickets to something that IS NOT going to happen.
    He's not going to debate the socialist Clinton again, because THERE IS NO POINT!!!

    VOTE "O" and save the country!!!!!!!!!!

  • fireman1963 Apr 9, 2008

    Wow, not only can I go and see two liars square off, but I get to pay for it too.