The Observer asked a panel of voters for their online responses to the debate between Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis. Some of their responses have been edited for length. Jim Morrill and Jen Rothacker
Ray McKinnon, 33
A minister and a Democrat. He plans to vote for Hagan.
Laurie Porter, 47
The Johnson C. Smith professor, a Republican, went into the debate undecided.
Becky White, 58
A paralegal, she’s unaffiliated and supports Hagan.
Ellen Martin, 60
Unaffiliated college counselor who plans to vote for Hagan.
Evan Freeman, 27
A Libertarian, he’s an international import manager who supports Hagan.
Dennis Peterson, 45
The business analyst is a Republican tea party activist. Plans to vote for another candidate.