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McIntyre, Pantano agree to three debates


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Two years ago Rep. Mike McIntyre refused to debate his Republican challenger Will Breazeale. This time around, the Lumberton Democrat will face off three times with Ilario Pantano, his Republican foe for the 7th district seat in in the US House.

The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will host the first forum on Friday, August 20 at Cape Fear Community College. A week later the candidates travel to James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville. The final debate is slated for Friday, September 10 at the Hope Mills Shrine Club.

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This is great information about an important race. I would encourage everyone to attend at least one of these debates. The candidates for this seat are well known and should show the current opinions of voters in the area better than any other race in the upcoming elections. Thanks for the post Mr. Wuzzardo.

About time !

Mike, it is about time you had the courage to participate in a debate for once. The only time we see you in our area is when you have a pocket full of checks ( taxpayer money ) for a photo op. Incumbents in the U.S Congress have been a sad failure for our nation. This is a time when we are in desperate need of REAL leadership and honest , open discussions concerning the poor state of our economy. Your home county of Robeson County is the most impoverished county in the state of N.C , therefore your clout has done little to improve the lives of the residents. Evidently, you do not have fresh ideas for rejuvenating our economy in southeastern N.C . I have not been impressed by your performance during your tenure. You will need to distance yourself from Princess Pelosi and King Obama because they have reached the apex of their popularity. Mainstream USA is not real receptive to the Democratic Socialist Party of America which is being reflected in most polls. Your not a Blue Dog just a Lap Dog !