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NC Democratic primary debate April 16


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Three North Carolina Democrats running for
governor are poised to debate each other on live television on
three consecutive nights leading up to the start of early voting.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh announced Wednesday it would air a one-hour
discussion April 16 between Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, former U.S.
Rep. Bob Etheridge and state Rep. Bill Faison. The 7 p.m. debate
also will air online and could be simulcast on other stations.

The three candidates also are expected to debate April 17 on the
University of North Carolina public television network and April 18
at the WNCN-TV studios in Raleigh. Early voting begins April 19.

Democratic candidates who won't participate are Gary Dunn of
Matthews, Gardenia Henley of Winston-Salem and Bruce Blackmon of
Buies Creek.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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