People in Politics April 6, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 05 April 2013 15:04


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He lost the race for the 7th district congressional seat by just 654 votes last fall, but now David Rouzer, Republican of Johnston County says he will again seek the GOP nomination in an effort to unseat Democratic Congressman David Rouzer. Host Donna Martinez talks with Rouzer to find out why he thinks he lost, what he hopes to do in a second run, how he expects to boost his vote count, and his view of same-sex marriage. Then we turn to the issue of partisanship in Washington D.C. Offering his view is Tom Campbell, host of the public affairs show NC Spin, who chats with Don Curtis on a recent edition of Carolina Newsmakers. Then we turn to the 2016 race for the White House. Hillary Clinton already seems to be making a run and she has plenty of support within her party. Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling updates Martinez with the latest data on Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as half a dozen Republicans who enjoy plenty of party support and could give the Democratic nominee a serious run. Next is a look at Gov. Pat McCrory’s week and his announcement of a major overhaul of the state’s dysfunctional Medicaid system. That’s followed by comments about the governor’s budget – and a possible political motivation for proposed closure of several historic sites – from Ran Coble of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. Finally, Martinez provides a news update on Claude Pope’s campaign for Republican Party chairman, a new book being penned by 3rd District Congressman Walter Jones, and same-sex marriage support from Democratic Congressmen G.K. Butterfield and Mel Watt.
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