People in Politics April 19, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:56

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This week, host Donna Martinez continues her "Candidate Conversations" with Toni Morris, one of three Democrats seeking their party's nomination for the 2nd District seat in the U.S. Congress. They talk about why she's running, her view of the key issues in the district, and her views on ObamaCare and same-sex marriage. Morris faces Keith Crisco and Clay Aiken in the May 6 primary, with the winner taking on the Republican nominee in the fall -- either GOP incumbent Renee Ellmers or her primary challenger, investment counselor Frank Roche. Then we turn to the fight for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat. Just days ago, seven of the eight Republicans in the race were part of a debate hosted by the East Wake Republican Club, which asked Martinez to moderate. This week we bring you part of that debate. You'll hear the seven candidates tell the 500 in attendance why they deserve the GOP nomination, their view of ObamaCare, and the economic challenges faced by North Carolinians. The seven candidates in attendance: Ted Alexander, Alex Bradshaw, Greg Brannon, Heather Grant, Mark Harris, Ed Kryn, and Jim Snyder. Thom Tillis was invited but did not participate. The winner of the May 6 primary -- assuming one of the candidates receives more than 40 percent of the vote -- will face the winner of the Democratic Party primary. Incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan is seeking re-election but first must get past her primary challengers, Ernest Reeves and Will Stewart.

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