People in Politics February 15, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 14 February 2014 10:38

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Fired! The executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party has been ousted by state chairman Randy Voller, and Democrats haven’t wasted time in reacting. Democratic political consultant Thomas Mills tells host Donna Martinez that Voller doesn’t have broad support from Democrats and that his actions are hurting the party. Then we look at this week’s candidate filings in the weekly installment of “On The Trail.” Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson tells Martinez how several key races are shaping up and a new poll about the impact of Democrat Clay Aiken’s celebrity on the 2nd District congressional race. He also discusses the North Carolina Supreme Court Justice who has filed to run for the seat of retiring Chief Justice Sarah Parker. Next is a look at the fundraising tallies of three GOP contenders for the U.S. Senate nomination. Matt Bales, research director of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, provides the latest numbers for Thom Tillis, Greg Brannon, and Mark Harris – all of whom trail Sen. Kay Hagan badly in the money game. Bales also discusses his group’s candidate tracker and district ratings. That’s followed by comments from Gov. Pat McCrory about his proposal to raise base teacher pay by nearly 14 percent over the next two years. McCrory was joined in Guilford County by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, House Speaker Tillis, and Senate Leader Phil Berger. And finally, Lt. Gov. Forest talks about how he got into politics in a recent interview with Don Curtis for Carolina Newsmakers.
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