People in Politics February 22, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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A civil ruling goes against a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in North Carolina, but this week Greg Brannon filed for the seat now held by Democrat Kay Hagan. That story tops the “On the Trail” discussion between host Donna Martinez and Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson. The two also discuss the fundraising total for Democrat Clay Aiken, who’s seeking to challenge GOP 2nd District incumbent Renee Ellmers, who this week continued her support for an immigration reform plan that could allow a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, as well as border security. Martinez and Henderson also discuss the crowded field of candidates for the 6th District seat and an unexpected narrative emerging in the GOP primary race between David Rouzer and Woody White. That’s followed by a look at the turmoil inside the state Democratic Party with William Peace University political science professor Dr. David McLennan, who says it’s bad news for Democrats. McLennan also assesses the impact of a verbal altercation between Gov. Pat McCrory and a grocery store clerk. Then we look back at the role played by a North Carolina politician in Watergate. Rufus Edmisten was a key legal aide to Sen. Sam Ervin, who led the Senate committee that investigated Watergate. Edmisten talks to People in Politics Special Correspondent Patrick Johnson about his experience. Edmisten will be part of a Museum of History event about Watergate to be held later in the week in Raleigh.
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