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UNCTV Will Air US Senate Primary Debate On Monday

Photo: Telegram.

Photo: Telegram.

By UNC-TV, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram

RALEIGH – On Monday, April 28 at 7 pm, North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV) will host a one-hour debate among four candidates for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

The debate will be held at the UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park and will be moderated by UNC-TV senior correspondent Kelly McCullen. The participating candidates will be Thom Tillis, currently Speaker of the House of the North Carolina General Assembly, physician Greg Brannon, pastor Mark Harris and Heather Grant, a nurse practitioner and military veteran.

The winner of the Republican primary will face incumbent Senator Kay Hagan, a Democrat who has been in office since 2008.

The date of the GOP Senate primary election is May 6th.  If no candidate gets more than 40% of the vote, there will be a runoff election between the top two finishers on July 15th. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan in the general election November 4th.

The debate will be broadcast statewide on UNC-TV, and the feed of the broadcast will be available to other media in North Carolina.  There are several UNC-TV stations across the state that can be viewed for free over the airwaves or on cable.

UNC-TV is North Carolina’s statewide public television network.  ::

Article Posted: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014.