POSTINGS on North Carolina Democratic Party website
April 21, 2008

North Carolina Democratic Presidential Debate CANCELLED

We regret to inform you that the proposed Democratic Presidential Debate scheduled for April 27 has been cancelled due to time constraints and logistical issues associated with such a large, national event.

You have shown tremendous passion and interest in being a part of history as Democrats are poised this year to elect the first female or African-American President. However, there were also growing concerns about what another debate would do to party unity.

We hope your interest in the North Carolina Democratic Party will not end with the cancellation of the debate.

We will keep your e-mail addresses for a random drawing to attend a special event in the fall featuring the nominee.

Senators Clinton and Obama have offered additional opportunities to be seen and heard across the state in the coming weeks and months.

Both candidates have committed to attending our Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Friday, May 2 in Raleigh.

Tickets are available by signing up online at

Again, the Party thanks you for your interest in the Democratic Presidential primary. We hope you will continue to be involved in local and state politics.

Your voice, your vote does make a difference.

April 9, 2008

Tickets Now Available for North Carolina’s Presidential Debate on April 27

Tickets are now available for the North Carolina Democratic Presidential Debate on Sunday, April 27 at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

A limited number of tickets are available.

This historic debate will be held in partnership with the North Carolina Democratic Party, CBS News and North Carolina State University.

CBS will broadcast the 90-minute live debate, beginning at 8 p.m., immediately following 60 Minutes. Katie Couric and Bob Schieffer will moderate.

“With 134 delegates at stake, North Carolina is an important state in the Democratic presidential primary,” said NCDP Chair Jerry Meek. “We’re getting deluged with phone calls and e-mails from North Carolinians who want to hear both candidates discuss issues critical to our state.”

“Both candidates have said our May 6 primary is important to them and have agreed to a CBS debate in North Carolina,” Meek said. “Their participation in this debate is the clearest indication of that.”

The RBC Center is home to the N.C. State University men’s basketball team and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes.