People in Politics November 17 2012 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:59

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Gov.-Elect Pat McCrory has become a sought-after personality in Republican circles now that he has prevailed in his fight to turn the North Carolina governor’s chair from blue to red. On Veteran’s Day, McCrory appeared on the Fox News Network to discuss his campaign style and his desire to form a southeastern energy exploration coalition with governors Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Bob McDonnell of Virginia. So just how historic is the Republicans’ hold on power following the election? Dr. David McLennan of William Peace University joins host Donna Martinez to analyze the enormous power shift. They also discuss presidential election polling and the growing debate over whether the U.S. should scrap the Electoral College in favor of a simple majority vote. Next is a look at the power shift’s impact on the North Carolina General Assembly, where the GOP increased its already large margins over Democrats. Ran Coble of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research offers perspective on how each party will adapt to the changes and how the Democrats will fit in to a spot to which they’re unaccustomed. Coble also offers his view on the changing landscape for lobbyists, the potential future for vanquished Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton, and the challenges facing the state Democratic Party. That’s followed by Martinez’s conversation with Rick Martinez of NCN News, NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh and about speculation that’s already underway about the 2014 North Carolina Senate race – the Kay Hagan seat – and the 2016 gubernatorial landscape. 
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