People in Politics May 25, 2013 Print
People In Politics
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:24

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The Memorial Day weekend edition of People in Politics features Stephanie Hawco, who joins host Donna Martinez to discuss the indictment of a family friend and professional colleague in the recent murder of Democratic political fundraiser Jamie Hahn, who was killed in her Raleigh home as her husband Nation was attacked as well. Hawco also relates an uncomfortable moment on the North Carolina House floor during the week when a Republican legislator read into the record a letter criticizing House Speaker Thom Tillis over a policy disagreement. Then we revisit an interview with Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal who explains thre changes to the membership of the state Board of Elections made by Gov. Pat McCrory. The board was flipped from three Democrats and two Republicans, to three Republicans and two Democrats. Then Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan introduces Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to the U.S. Senate committee that will oversee his confirmation hearings to be the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. That’s followed by another look at last year’s Marriage Amendment with Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Values Coalition. Fitzgerald assesses what has occurred in the year since the constitutional amendment was passed and says facts refute claims by the opposition that gays and lesbians would experience discrimination due to the amendment’s passage. Next is People in Politics Correspondent Patrick Johnson’s engaging interview with Rufus Edmisten, the former aide to Sen. Sam Ervin, who led the Senate investigation of Watergate. Edmisten discusses a new Watergate exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History and recalls key events in the Watergate saga. And finally, Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling explains why pollsters who so wrong about the outcome of the S.C. congressional race that ended with a huge win for former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford. Pollsters, including Public Policy Polling, said the race was a dead heat going into election day. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:06