People in Politics April 5, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:11

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This week host Donna Martinez continues her conversations with the three primary election candidates seeking a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Justice Robin Hudson tells Martinez why she’s seeking another term, how her varied background serves her as a jurist on the state’s highest court, and how the court impacts average North Carolinians. Hudson joins Judge Eric Levinson and Jeanette Doran on the ballot. The top two vote-getters will face each other in the fall general election. Then we turn to perspective on the 2014 season from Joe Stewart of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation. Stewart discusses why it looks to be a good year for Republicans and the role outside money is already playing in the Senate race. Next are comments about Gov. Pat McCrory from Tom Campbell, host of the statewide TV show “NC Spin.” Campbell assesses the governor’s performance so far in office, as well as the intense criticism the governor has received. That’s followed by a look at this week’s State Board of Election report, which showed the potential for “double voting” by more than 700 North Carolina voters in 2012 due to their names also being matched to voter rolls in other states. Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson discusses the data with Martinez, the next steps to determine if fraud actually exists, and how it is playing in the ongoing debate over voter fraud and what should be done about it. The two also talk about the latest “On the Trail” campaign news, including new ads that have gone up in the Senate race, the latest Senate polling data, Democratic congressional candidate Clay Aiken’s reluctance to talk about his “American Idol” experience, criticism by Democrats of 5th District Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, and the ongoing fight for votes in the GOP primary for the 6th District congressional race.
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