People in Politics May 10, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 09 May 2014 11:05

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North Carolina voters had their say Tuesday night, and now we know the field for most races in the fall general election. At least one congressional race will head to a July runoff, however, and a second congressional race is still undecided. But the major race of the night -- the fight for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate -- ended with a comfortablae win for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, who vanquished seven challengers. You'll hear Tillis' comments to his supporters following his win. Then host Donna Martinez gets reaction to the Tillis win from Democratic political consultant Thomas Mills, who blogs at Mills lays out the challenge for Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the role President Obama may play in the race. Then we turn to results for the congressional races with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. Martinez and Henderson discuss the question mark over who has won the 2nd District Democratic primary between Clay Aiken and Crisco, and why Phil Berger Jr. will be part of a July runoff in the 6th congressional district. The two also discuss the tough fight that faced 3rd District Congressman Walter Jones, who survived his primary challenge. And finally, Martinez and Henderson go over key legislative primary races, where at least three lawmakers were ousted by their own party. 

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