WNC Citizens Blog

Clinton and Obama to debate in North Carolina?

With more voting, comes more debates. Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama announced today that they have accepted invitations to two debates ahead of the next round of primaries.

Clinton sent a statement at 4:48 p.m. EDT announcing she had accepted an invitation from ABC to debate Obama in Philadelphia on April 16. The Obama campaign followed with a statement at 5:02 saying it had accepted that offer and another from CBS for a debate in North Carolina three days later on April 19. The Clinton campaign did not immediately return a call regarding its decision on the CBS debate.

Pennsylvania, with 158 delegates, and North Carolina, with 115 delegates, are the two biggest contests remaining. There are no more primaries scheduled before Pennsylvania votes on April 22. North Carolina follows that two weeks later with a primary on May 6.

Source: You Decide 2008

Related: WRAL-TV

I notice that WRAL lists a different number of delegates than the other website:

North Carolina and Pennsylvania are the last major states to hold primaries, with 188 delegates up from grabs in Pennsylvania and 134 in North Carolina.
So, it's beginning to look like the NC Debate will happen after all!

Upcoming Events

2010 Macon County Fair
Sept 15-29, 2010
Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin, NC



This used to be one of several political commentary blogs I ran until I got tired of updating several blogs, and consolidated them on Thunder Pig, and moved the group blogs to a Ning network.

These photos are a reflection of where I am throughout the day, and a celebration of life west of the Balsam mountain range in western North Carolina.


badges and other shiny stuff

BlogNetNews.com » North Carolina



Recent Posts