This may set a record for early Democratic gubernatorial forums for the 2016 election, but the first one will be held Saturday, Sept. 7.
Declared gubernatorial candidates James Protzman and Kenneth Spaulding will speak at a Chatham County Democratic breakfast that begins 9 a.m. at Holland Chapel AME Zion Church in Apex. The keynote speaker is Chris Fitzsimon, founder and director of NC Policy Watch. Both Protzman, a former Chapel Hill councilman and business owner and Spaulding, a former state lawmaker, have announced their candidacies very early. Both hope to replace Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.