People in Politics January 18, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:07

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A veteran Democratic political strategist predicts the 2014 election season will be a wild one in North Carolina. Brad Crone laid out the political landscape for Don Curtis on a recent addition of Carolina Newsmakers. Crone talks about challenges facing state Democrats and why voters not affiliated with Democrats or Republicans will hold sway. Then we turn to President Obama’s challenge in 2014 as he tries to help Democrats up for re-election – including N.C. Sen. Kay Hagan. Ahead of the president’s visit to our state on Wednesday, NC State political science professor Andy Taylor offers perspective. Next is the very latest “On the Trail” as host Donna Martinez talks with Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal about how the Senate race is shaping up now that Kay Hagan has drawn a Democratic Party primary challenger as well as another Republican. Martinez and Henderson also talk about the tightening GOP primary race in the 7th District congressional race between New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White and former state Sen. David Rouzer. Former state GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer is now supporting White even though it was Rouzer who came within 650 votes of defeating Democrat Mike McIntyre  in 2012. That’s followed by Martinez’ conversation with Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope about the party’s 2014 plans. Pope comments on the U.S. Senate race and the ongoing “Moral Monday” protests against Republicans.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:09
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