People in Politics March 8, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Monday, 10 March 2014 07:49

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Sorrow envelops North Carolina’s political world with the sudden death this week of Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt. The Buncombe County Democrat has stepped down from his leadership post early in the week, but by late in the week, word came he had died from complications due to stomach cancer. Senate Minority Whip Josh Stein tells host Donna Martinez why Nesbitt was so beloved and what is legacy is likely to be. Stein, a Democrat who represents Wake County, also discusses Nesbitt’s impact on the state’s Democratic Party. Next is a look at the primary election for legislative seats. Matt Bales, research director of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, tells Martinez why so many legislative candidates have won their seats without one vote yet being cast. Then we turn to fascinating polling data from the latest Elon University Poll. Dr. Ken Fernandez, director of the Elon Poll, gives Martinez poll results he says could spell trouble for Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, who is seeking re-election to her U.S. Senate seat. And finally, we get the latest endorsements in races for Congress from Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal, who tells Martinez that political advertising has also ticked up as campaigning for the primary begins in earnest.
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