Research Triangle Park, NC -- The candidates for governor took the stage tonight in the second round of debates before the Nov. 6 elections.
In Tuesday night's debate, candidates Pat McCrory and Walter Dalton discussed education, faith and negative advertising, along several other topics.
Here's a recap of the night through a few tweets from @digtriad:
@digtriad: McCrory: We need 2 pathways to success out of high school. Vocational courses and college curriculum courses. Plan would reduce drop out rate, and create more jobs. My goal is to get these students jobs
@digtriad: Dalton: We've done extensive work on early college program. These schools are helping students with jobs for the 21st century
@digtriad: Dalton: Faith plays a tremendous role in my life. God listens to all prayer and when things get tough, that's where I go.
@digtriad: McCrory: Faith is important to me, brings me serenity. Helps me put my priorities in place. I know b/c of my faith is that the world does not revolve around us as individuals. That's important for politicians to remember
@digtriad: Dalton: If you think our ads are negative, maybe it's a negative truth
@digtriad: McCrory: On the money I control, on the Pat McCrory ad, you will not see one negative ad. I don't think we need that to win NC
UNC Greensboro adjunct professor Thom Little watched the debate and participated in a live chat in the WFMY News 2 Information Center. When asked if he thought there was a clear winner, Little said, "if you look at purely debating points, I think Dalton was probably the winner. I thought he was more concise, he was more focused, looked at the camera more, but if you look at what each of them needed to do, probably McCrory's the winner."
To hear more from Thom on the Governor's debate, watch the interview in the video window.
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