People in Politics - 8/27/2010 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 27 August 2010 15:27



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The State Board of Elections has fined the Beverly Perdue campaign $30,000 for failing to disclose more than 40 flights donated to, and taken by, the campaign. Rick Martinez, news director for the North Carolina News Network,, and NewsRadio 680 WPTF joins host Donna Martinez to discuss the details of the fine and reaction to it. For the political implications, Martinez turns to Dana Cope, executive director of SEANC and Claude Pope of the Wake County Republican Party. Cope and Pope also discuss Cope's scathing comments about a recent fundraiser for N.C. Senate Democrats, hosted by Ken Eudy, co-founder of the public relations firm Capstrat. Eudy has called Cope's remarks pathetic and defamatory.

Then the subject turns to the congressional races, including Sarah Palin's endorsement of GOP 2nd District candidate Renee Ellmers, and the latest twist in the 7th District race in which the Republican who lost the nomination to Ilario Pantano has endorsed Democrat Mike McIntyre. Cope and Pope also weigh in on Democratic efforts to retain control of the N.C. Senate and SEANC's decision not to endorse legislative candidates this cycle.

Then Martinez provides details on Bill Clinton's 64th birthday bash in the Hamptons, a new teaching role for N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, and a new iPhone App from Rep. Sue Myrick.

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