Candidates and Issues Forum

In a typical campaign season, voters may grow weary of political messages from candidates, many of them negative or confusing. WRAL’s “Candidates & Issues” aims to provide voters with an alternative way to learn about the candidates, and where they stand on the issues.

As part of an ongoing commitment to improve the political process, by creating a more informed electorate, Capitol Broadcasting Company provides air time for candidates prior to significant Primary and General Elections.

WRAL contacts candidates in select races, based on relevance and importance to local viewers, and records their responses to several issue-based questions. Those responses air during WRAL-TV newscasts, on sister stations WILM-TV and WRAZ-TV, and are available on demand at during the election season.