People in Politics June 22, 2013 Print
People In Politics
Friday, 21 June 2013 09:51

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With the death of Gov. James Holshouser this week, North Carolina said goodbye to a piece of political history. Host Donna Martinez looks back at the first Republican governor elected in the state in the 20th century, his policy views, and the transformational role he played in Republican politics through interviews with veteran political reporter Rob Christensen of the Raleigh News & Observer and John Hood of the John Locke Foundation. We also hear memories from Gov. Pat McCrory, former Holshouser aide Ballard Everett, and political talk show host and analyst Tom Campbell. Then we turn to First Lady Ann McCrory’s news conference about puppy mills, an issue near to her heart, and why she urging legislators to take action. That’s followed by the latest polling data from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling. Jensen talks with Martinez about the U.S. Senate race for the seat now held by Democrat Kay Hagan, the president’s dwindling popularity in North Carolina during his second term, and how Gov. Pat McCrory and state legislators are faring with voters. Then we hear from Sen. Hagan about the race for re-election, and we hear from one of the Republicans who wants to challenge her for the Senate seat, House Speaker Thom Tillis, Republican of Mecklenburg County. And finally, Martinez provides an update on a courtroom win for 1st District  Congressman G.K. Butterfield over the 2012 Democratic primary opponent who had challenged Butterfield’s standing on the 2012 ballot. 

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