Politics & Government

March 5, 2014

Observer to co-host U.S. Senate debate for Republican primary candidates

The April 22 event will be held at Davidson College and will be open to the public.

The Charlotte Observer is holding a U.S. Senate debate with the Republican primary candidates on April 22 at Davidson College. The debate will be co-sponsored by Time Warner Cable News (formerly News 14) and The (Raleigh) News & Observer.

Declared Republican candidates Ted Alexander, Alex Bradshaw, Greg Brannon, Heather Grant, Mark Harris, Edward Kryn, Jim Snyder and Thom Tillis have been invited to participate.

TWC’s “Capital Tonight” anchor Tim Boyum will moderate the hourlong debate two weeks before the May 6 primary. Observer Editorial Page Editor Taylor Batten will be among the journalists asking the candidates questions.

The debate will be open to the public. Registration will open in early April. Time Warner Cable News will broadcast the debate live. Jennifer Rothacker

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