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GOP Senate Hopefuls to Square Off in Public Debate

by Bill Giduz

Davidson College invites the public to a debate on Tuesday, April 22, among the four top-polling Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. Candidates Greg Brannon, Heather Grant, Mark Harris and Thom Tillis are competing in the May 6 primary to run against Democrat incumbent Kay Hagan in the November election. The debate will begin at 7 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson campus. Tickets are no longer available.

The event is co-sponsored by Davidson College, Time Warner Cable News and The Raleigh News & Observer. Time Warner's "Capital Tonight" anchor Tim Boyum will moderate the hour-long debate. A panel of three journalists will question the candidates–Charlotte Observer Editorial Page Editor Taylor Batten, Raleigh News & Observer Government Reporter Lynn Bonner and Time Warner Cable News Senior Political Reporter Loretta Boniti.

Time Warner Cable News will air the debate live on channels 14 and 200, in addition to streaming it live on TWCNews.com and via the TWC News app. It also will be live streamed on the Charlotte Observer website and Raleigh News & Observer website.

For more information, call 704-358-5081.