Local Politics

Democratic candidates will debate at WRAL

Posted May 14, 2010 1:01 p.m. EDT
Updated May 14, 2010 1:11 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and former state Sen. Cal Cunningham will debate at WRAL before the June 22 Democratic primary runoff election determines which of them will challenge Republican Richard Burr for his seat in the U.S. Senate.

The debate will air live on WRAL-TV and WRAL.com Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m.

Neither candidate drew the 40 percent of votes necessary in the May 4 primary to avoid a runoff. Marshall led the six-candidate field with 36 percent, while Cunningham came in second with 27 percent.