People in Politics April 13, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Monday, 15 April 2013 09:34

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Grand jury trouble for a donor to former Gov. Beverly Perdue’s campaign comes to a head with a Wake County grand jury issuing a presentment – the precursor to indictment – related to activities by Charles Fulenwider. Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson explains to host Donna Martinez the origins of the questions and the continued inquiries into Perdue donors months after the first woman governor has left office. Henderson also discusses background into the man Sen. Kay Hagan has hired to run her re-election campaign. Preston Elliott is a Democratic Party heavyweight who has run successful campaigns for U.S. senators thought to be endangered. Then we turn to legislative issues.’s Rick Martinez looks at an effort to force welfare recipients to take drug tests, while Sen. Malcolm Graham, Democrat of Mecklenburg County, steps to the podium after a meeting with Gov. Pat McCrory, and makes the case for continued funding of historically black colleges and universities in the wake of talk that a UNC campus might face closure. That’s followed by a discussion with state Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller about the party’s vehement opposition to a proposed law to require some form of photo I.D. to vote in North Carolina. For the opposing view, we hear from House Speaker Thom Tillis about the proposal, as well as his view on why he thinks the legislature should scrutinize early voting laws. And finally, Martinez talks with Dr. Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party presidential candidate, about her criticism of President Obama’s proposed budget. Stein says the budget plan throws the American people under the bus, as does the American free enterprise system.
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