The three Republicans fighting for their party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Congressman Heath Shuler this November kick off the debate season tonight in downtown Asheville.
The Republican contenders for the 11th Congressional District seat will debate from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the YMI Cultural Center at the corner of Eagle and Market streets in Asheville. Candidates John Armor, Spence Campbell and Carl Mumpower are scheduled to attend. The winner of the May 6 primary will face Shuler in the fall.
The debate is sponsored by Black Republicans of Western North Carolina and the Buncombe County GOP.
-— Hal L. Millard, staff writer