People in Politics November 3 2012 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 09 November 2012 15:19

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Early voting is a smash hit in North Carolina as both Democrats and Republicans push their voters to the polls and spin the numbers to their advantage. Jonathan Kappler, research director for the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, joins host Donna Martinez to look at the trends. Kappler also analyzes key races for the state legislature that have the attention of both political parties, and he makes a prediction on the fight for control of the N.C. House and Senate. Then we turn to reports of “aggressive electioneering” at early voting sites, as reported by state Board of Election Director Gary Bartlett. Rick Martinez, news director of NCN News, NewsRadio680 WPTF in Raleigh, and, joins Donna Martinez to discuss the changing landscape of political campaigns and strategy to take advantage of early voting. That’s followed by a look at two key statewide races that pollsters say are deadlocked. First we revisit interviews with Lt. Governor candidates Linda Coleman, Democrat, and Dan Forest, Republican. Then we hear excerpts from earlier interviews with Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates June Atkinson, Democrat, and John Tedesco, Republican. Finally, on the last weekend of campaigning, Gwen Ifill of the PBS Newshour talks with Donna Martinez about the fight for North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes, the impact of African American voters on the presidential race, and what to expect on election night.
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