People in Politics November 10 2012 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 09 November 2012 15:33

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North Carolina makes history on Election Night 2012. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory cruises to a 12-point victory over Democratic Lt. Governor Walter Dalton and becomes the only the third Republican to be elected governor since 1900. We hear from the Gov. Elect, who held his first official news conference in Raleigh just two days after his victory. McCrory named his transition team and discussed his priorities. Joining McCrory was Republican Lt. Governor candidate Dan Forest, who holds an 11,000 vote lead over Democrat Linda Coleman in a race that remains unsettled until provisional and military ballots are counted. Republicans also increased their margins in both chambers of the General Assembly, locking down the power with super-majorities that cannot be challenged. Rick Martinez of NCN News, NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh, and joins host Donna Martinez to discuss the McCrory win and the men behind the scenes who engineered it, as well as the GOP’s takeover of the legislature – Jack Hawke and Tom Fetzer. Jonathan Kappler of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation digs a bit deeper into the GOP’s legislative wins with Carolina Newsmaker host Don Curtis, and he gives the latest on the undecided 7th district congressional race, where Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre holds a 400 point lead over Republican David Rouzer. While the gubernatorial race received most of the news focus, many eyes were also on the race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Republican incumbent Justice Paul Newby defeated his Democratic challenger, Court of Appeals Judge Sam “Jimmy” Ervin IV in a race that could have tipped the philosophical bent of the Court had Ervin won the officially nonpartisan race. Finally, we hear from President Obama, who addressed supporters in Chicago following his re-election to the White House – a win that occurred without North Carolina. Republican Mitt Romney beat Obama by roughly 100,000 votes and turned the state back to red.
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