People in Politics February 1, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 31 January 2014 10:22

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The money is pouring in to Sen. Kay Hagan’s re-election campaign. Matt Bales of the N.C. Free Enterprise Foundation tells host Donna Martinez the Democratic incumbent started the year with $6 million on hand. Bales delves into where the money is coming from, explains why contests in two North Carolina congressional districts could impact the Senate race, and looks at what he describes as the most entertaining race of the year. Then we hear from Sen. Hagan as she discusses her support for the Affordable Care Act and why she thinks ads being run against her by outside groups are unfair. Next, Martinez provides details on the latest court ruling that means the state’s 2014 elections will not be delayed as the redrawn maps are scrutinized. Democrats and their allies have argued the primary should be delayed until a ruling is reached. Then we turn to comments from Gov. Pat McCrory about the decision by the City of Charlotte not to seek to be the host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention. That’s followed by Martinez’s conversation with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. In this week’s “On The Trail” segment, the two discuss the traffic jam that is the Republican primary field for the 6th District seat in Congress, fundraising totals in a Court of Appeals race, and why five Republican N.C. senators have been deemed vulnerable to defeat by Public Policy Polling. And finally, we turn to President Obama’s 2014 agenda as laid out in the recent State of the Union address. You’ll  hear the president challenge Republicans in Congress to work with him or sit on the sidelines while he advances his program by executive order. 
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