People in Politics December 28, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 27 December 2013 08:45

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The State Board of Elections has ordered a new election in the Town of Pembroke due to large numbers of problems and irregularities. Host Donna Martinez brings us the story, along with news of Republican legislative leaders getting outside legal help for the defense if the 2012 constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and Rep. Mel Watt’s impending resignation from his 12th District congressional seat. Then House Speaker Pro Tem Paul “Skip” Stam, R-Wake, tells Martinez why he believes legal challenges to the state’s new opportunity scholarships will pass legal muster. He also assesses the 2013 legislative session and discusses what may be ahead for controversial film tax credits offered by the state to the film and TV industry. Then Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling sets the state for the 2014 election cycle with the latest data on how North Carolinians perceive Democrats and Republicans. He also tells Martinez why President Obama’s low approval rating could spell trouble for Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, whose seat is up for election. 


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