People in Politics May 17, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 16 May 2014 07:54

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Shock and sorrow this week as politicians react to the sudden death of 2nd District Democratic congressional candidate Keith Crisco. Host Donna Martinez talks with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson about Crisco's untimely passing, reaction from the political world on both sides of the aisle, and the ramifications for the general election. They also discuss the July runoff in the 6th congressional district as Republican Phil Berger Jr. faces off against Rev. Mark Walker, and the advertising that's already begun in the race for the U.S. Senate between Republican Thom Tillis, Democrat Kay Hagan, and Libertarian Sean Haugh. Then we turn to the state legislature, which reconvened this week in Raleigh. You'll hear comments from the leaders of both chambers, Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis. Next is a discussion with former Democratic Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker about his involvement in a new effort to push for redistricting reform. Martinez also asks Meeker if the rumors are true that he's interested in running for governor in 2016. And finally, Gov. Pat McCrory has announced a new initiative to combat substance abuse. You'll hear the governor's comments made at East Carolina University this week.

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