An Oct. 21 debate hosted by some of the biggest names in North Carolina media might consist of U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis standing in the spotlight — alone.
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., said Tuesday she would not debate Tillis in the forum hosted by Time Warner Cable, the (Raleigh) News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer, according to TWC News.
Tillis said he plans to go on alone unless Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh musters a 15 percent voter approval in late September or October polls.
Hagan has agreed to three debates with Tillis, the first of which took place last week. She refused five other debates.
Due to the pivotal nature of this race — the winner could determine which party holds the majority in Congress — it’s not clear why Hagan would choose not to take advantage of every possible opportunity to debate her opponent.