People in Politics - 10/22/2010 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 22 October 2010 18:57



Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.'s Josh Ellis joins host Donna Martinez to discuss early voting tallies and what the strategists on both sides of the aisle are saying about turnout so far.

Then Rick Martinez, News Director of, the North Carolina News Network, and NewsRadio 680 WPTF, joins the show to analyze the dust-up at Winston Salem State University, and the reaction by the local GOP and universities officials, over an e-mail sent to 6.400 WSSU employees and students that encouraged them to vote early and vote for Democrats. Who sent the email is still unknown. Martinez also updates listeners on Bill Clinton's campaigning on behalf of Rep. Heath Shuler and on the latest developments in the Rielle Hunter lawsuit against ex-John Edwards aide Andrew Young.

Then retired North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr talks about the challenges faced by judicial candidates in stumping for voters, and the challenge for voters in assessing candidates.

That's followed by conversations with two people vying for a seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals: Judge Rick Elmore and Steven Walker.

Then Donna Martinez talks with Erica Holloway of the Speakers Education Project about the power of the U.S. House Speaker and the group's push to get congressional candidates to say for whom they will vote, if elected.

And finally, Martinez reports on some of the latest fundraising totals in key N.C. congressional races, on Donald Rumsfeld's venture into Twitter, and on White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs' election prediction.

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