Countdown to the Shuler/Mumpower debate begins now

Republican congressional candidate Carl Mumpower will appear live today (Oct. 28) on WWNC-570 AM with Take a Stand! radio host Matt Mittan, in a discussion that will serve as a warmup for a scheduled debate later this week between Mumpower and incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler.

Mumpower will be interviewed on-air and take listener questions beginning at 4 p.m. Shuler will take the mic the following day, Wednesday, Oct. 29, also at 4 p.m..

The conversations will culminate Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m., when both men will gather for a roundtable discussion with Mittan that will also include listener questions. Mittan says there’ll be time for rebuttals and plenty of interaction between the candidates, while giving listeners a chance to put in their two cents’ worth.

For his part, says Mittan, “I’m going to focus on the issues that each campaign has made a priority, and just give them an opportunity to contrast each other’s priorities and where their differences lie. … Then we’ll let the listeners call in and create a kind of ‘WNC spin zone.’ It’ll be a free-for-all.”

The debate will also be carried live on WMXF-AM 1400 in Waynesville and online at the Take a Stand! Web site. The debate event also will be covered by Xpress and other local media.

— Hal L. Millard, staff writer


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12 thoughts on “Countdown to the Shuler/Mumpower debate begins now

  1. LOKEL

    At this point, Heath has nothing to lose.

    It’s in the bag!

    Congratulations Senator Shuler on a second term!

  2. Celtic Warrior

    Mumpower smoked Shuler…now we know why he ducked all those debates for months now. He can’t even articulate his weak leftist positions. So sad.

  3. Ashevegasjoe

    Not as sad as carrying a cardboard cut-out around, and having your weak right-wing propaganda soundly defeated- ha ha ha!

  4. “Mumpower smoked Shuler…now we know why he ducked all those debates for months now. He can’t even articulate his weak leftist positions. So sad.”

    Shuler leftist? Pro-gun, pro-life, anti-immigration, pro-Iraq?

  5. dave

    Orbit-According to some, that might place him in the “far-left”. Did he contribute millions to the Republican party?

  6. dave

    I could care less about Heath Schuler, but that video is kind of sad. I cant believe I watched it. He didnt “run” away. He walked away from some wngnut with a camera. Good for him. If i follow you around with a camcorder and ask annoying questions, will you answer me?

  7. R Bernier


    Im glad you & over 3000 citizens viewed this video.

    Point being, Heath doubled talked when he ran after Charles Taylor & his actions of walking or running away speaks for themselfs, thats up to you to decide.

    It was very clear why he didnt desire to debate Mumpower in this debate just 5 or 6 days before the election.

    Clip 1

    Clip 2

    Clip 3

    What ever your view, the video is a record in time.


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