WRAL to Host Third McCrory, Cooper Debate

Pat McCrory & Roy Cooper

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper are running for governor in 2016.

Gov. Pat McCrory and challengers Roy Cooper and Lon Cecil have agreed to a final debate before the Nov. 8 election.

WRAL News will host the hour-long debate, which will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Anchor David Crabtree and Capital Bureau Chief Laura Leslie will serve as moderators.

McCrory, a Republican seeking his second term, Cooper, the Democratic attorney general, and Libertarian Cecil also plan to debate Tuesday night in a forum sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

McCrory and Cooper also debated in June at a North Carolina Bar Association gathering.

The Oct. 18 debate will air live on WRAL-TV and be streamed live on WRAL.com and will be available to other media outlets statewide. It will air on Fox50 at 11 p.m.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos and WRAL.com for this capcom story & graphic.

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