Democratic congressman Larry Kissell and Republican candidate Richard Hudson will debate on Monday at Wingate University in partnership with AARP North Carolina. The focus of the debate is Medicare and Social Security and it's the first for North Carolina's eighth congressional district seat.
“District eight, without a doubt, is one of the hottest seats that’s up for elections this year,” Doug Dickerson, director of AARP North Carolina, says.
Dickerson wants Kissell and Hudson to talk specifics on key issues to senior citizens.
“A key part of what we’re trying to do is to get the two of them to talk more specifically you know to people in the district about what their particular views are at any changes that may be made to Social Security and to Medicare,” he says.
Kissell is seeking his third term in Congress. Hudson, a Charlotte Republican is giving him a tough fight. His bid has been helped by redistricting, that made the 8th Congress more Republican.
The debate will be on Monday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center at Wingate University. It’s free and open to the public.