Last chance to hear from congressional candidates

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Voters casting ballots in the 6th Congressional District Republican primary runoff will have a chance to check out a debate between the candidates just before they go to the polls.

GOP hopefuls Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker will take part in a televised debate the evening of July 11. Voters settle the runoff July 15.
The debate will be broadcast from 7:30-8:30 p.m. July 11 on Time Warner Cable. Berger, the district attorney for Rockingham County, and Walker, a former minister from Greensboro, were the top two finishers in the May 6 primary among nine Republican candidates. But neither received at least 40 percent of the primary vote, which prompted the runoff.
The GOP nominee will go up against Democrat Laura Fjeld of Orange County in the Nov. 4 general election. The winner will succeed Rep. Howard Coble, R-6th, who is retiring at the end of this year at the age of 83 for health reasons.
The TV debate is organized through the N.C. GOP 6th Congressional District.
The early voting period for the runoff, known formally as a second primary, starts July 3 and concludes July 12.
Early voting won’t take place on July 4 because of the holiday, said Tim Tsujii, deputy director of the county Board of Elections. Also, there won’t be early voting the weekend of July 5-6.
Early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the two Guilford County Board of Election offices. The two offices are at 352 E. Russell Ave. in downtown High Point and 301 W. Market St. in downtown Greensboro.
On the final day early voting day July 12, balloting only will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Greensboro office, Tsujii said.
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