Budd agrees to debate Beasley ahead of North Carolina U.S. Senate race

Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has agreed to debate Cheri Beasley in the race to fill incumbent Senator Richard Burr’s (R-NC) seat, according to local news reports.

Budd and former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Beasley (D) will participate in a televised debate Oct. 7 in Raleigh with Spectrum News 1, the Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday. The station’s Tim Boyum will host the debate, and the debate will be available statewide on Channel 1 for Spectrum subscribers.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley laughs with her husband Curtis Owens, right, as her son Matthew Owens looks on, before speaking to reporters at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday, 24 February 2022. (AP Photo/ Gary D. Robertson).

Beasley’s campaign manager Travis Brimm told the publication that she was “prepared and ready to meet Congressman Budd on her favorite debate stage — because she believes every North Carolina deserves to see the choice. clear that is available to him this fall”.

Budd’s senior adviser Jonathan Felts said the campaign “looks forward to Cheri Beasley explaining why she continues to embrace Joe Biden’s reckless spending policies that are driving up inflation and crushing family budgets across the country.” North Carolina”.

The Oct. 7 debate is the “first debate the two leading Senate candidates have agreed to participate in,” according to Spectrum News 1.

Budd and Beasley had a close race, although the latest poll shows Budd leading Beasley by three points with less than 60 election days.


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