For the first time in modern North Carolina history, a gubernatorial debate included a third party candidate. Libertarian Mike Munger appeared last night with Republican Pat McCrory on WUNC-TV.
The third candidate in the race, Democrat Beverly Perdue, declined to participate.
Munger thanked both WUNC-TV and McCrory for making this event possible. "A simple respect for the democratic process requires that all views to be heard," he said. "The fact that we are both here tonight shows that neither one of us is afraid of making sure all views are presented to the public.
The debate was friendly, even when the candidates disagreed, and peppered with Munger's usual quips.