Moderator David Crabtree, far left, explains debate rules with Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, seated from left, Kevin Griffin, Ernest Reeves, Chris Rey and Deborah Ross Thursday, February, 25, 2016 prior to a televised debate at WRAL's studio in Raleigh.
Moderator David Crabtree, far left, explains debate rules with Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, seated from left, Kevin Griffin, Ernest Reeves, Chris Rey and Deborah Ross Thursday, February, 25, 2016 prior to a televised debate at WRAL's studio in Raleigh. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Moderator David Crabtree, far left, explains debate rules with Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, seated from left, Kevin Griffin, Ernest Reeves, Chris Rey and Deborah Ross Thursday, February, 25, 2016 prior to a televised debate at WRAL's studio in Raleigh. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
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