People in Politics November 24 2012 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 16:07

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It’s over. Democrat Linda Coleman has declined to seek a recount in her race for the Lt. Governor’s office against Republican Dan Forest. On Tuesday she conceded the race. You’ll hear her remarks, along with comments from the Lt. Governor-Elect, Dan Forest. Then host Donna Martinez is joined by Rick Martinez of NCN News, NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh, and to discuss the still undecided race for the 7th district seat in the U.S. Congress. As the race goes to recount, Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre leads his Republican challenger, state. Sen. David Rouzer by 655 votes. Rouzer says a previous counting glitch in Bladen County is part of the reason he’s seeking the recount. Rep. McIntyre’s campaign spokesman says it’s about Rouzer’s personal ambition. Martinez also explains inaugural plans announced by Gov.-Elect Pat McCrory and offers perspective on the likely working relationship between McCrory and legislative leaders Thom Tillis and Phil Berger. The discussion also includes news about Rep. Virginia Foxx, who was elected to a leadership position by the U.S. House Republican Conference. Then we hear comments from Gov.-Elect McCrory during a recent interview on the Fox News Channel. That’s followed by an in-depth look at the youth vote with Paul Conway of Generation Opportunity. While turnout among young voters was up over 2008, support for President Obama took an 11-point downward swing this cycle. Conway explains why. And finally, with Republican now firmly in control of North Carolina’s executive and legislative branches, Ran Coble of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research assesses the future for North Carolina Democrats and the challenges for Republicans, who may find there are differing views on policy within the party’s caucus. Coble also discusses the impact of the shift in political power on the lobbying industry. 
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