People in Politics April 12, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:15

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He's one of three people seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the 2nd District seat in Congress. This week, host Donna Martinez talks with Keith Crisco about his run, what distinguishes him from his opposition, his view of the Affordable Care Act, and the key issue in the district. Crisco faces Clay Aiken and Toni Morris on the May 6 ballot. The winner will advance to the general election and battle the winner of the Republican primary: either incumbent Renee Ellmers or financial counselor Frank Roche. Then we turn to comments about North Carolina's election reform law, made this week by Vice President Biden in a video from the Democratic National Committee. Biden pans our state's election reform laws and says they're part of an attempt to keep people from the polls. Becki Gray of the John Locke Foundation reacts, saying Biden is wrong and that the election law changes put North Carolina in the mainstream of state law. Next is a look at the 2014 election season from Democratic political strategist Brad Crone. At an election panel held this week in Raleigh, Crone told the audience which Republican candidate he thinks can defeat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, and he discussed the voting blocs he believes will determine the outcome of the races. And finally, in this week's installment of "On the Trail," Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson tells Martinez about a feisty election forum in the 12th District race for the Democratic nomination when one candidate expressed support for school vouchers. The two also discuss new polling data that show Sen. Hagan continues to face a tough re-election bid, and the appointment of a new Charlotte Mayor, former state Sen. Dan Clodfelter. 

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