RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK. N.C. (AP) -- Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Walter Dalton will try to grab the attention of North Carolina voters just before the first presidential debate with their own gubernatorial debate.
Dalton and McCrory were set to debate for an hour Wednesday night. The event will air statewide on the University of North Carolina Television network and is set to end one hour before presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver.
This will be the first debate on live TV between Dalton and McCrory. They debated once before in June at the North Carolina Bar Association convention, but the forum aired on TV later.
Like the presidential race, Libertarian candidate for governor Barbara Howe won't participate Wednesday or in two other debates later this month.