People in Politics June 7, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:34

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Guilty. Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon tells a U.S. magistrate he is guilty of public corruption and pleads guilty to a count of honest services fraud. Host Donna Martinez talks with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson about the stunning revelations that could land the 47-year-old rising star of the Democratic Party a prison stint and a huge fine. This week Martinez also continues her look at one of five runoffs scheduled for the North Carolina ballot on July 15: the race for the GOP's nomination for the 6th District seat in Congress. Last week Martinez talked with candidate Mark Walker. This week she talks about key issues with candidate Phil Berger, Jr., and asks him what distinguishes him from his opponent. Then we look at reaction from supporters of the current General Assembly to continued "Moral Monday" protests against Republican legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory. Dallas Woodhouse of Carolina Rising tells Martinez why his group is telling protesters they've got plenty of good news to be happy about. Once the short legislative session comes to a close, will Republican legislators head home to an electorate that's pleased with them? Martinez gets the latest polling data from Public Policy Polling's Tom Jensen, who says voters are just as unhappy with Democrats as they are Republicans. Martinez and Jensen also discuss the U.S. Senate race and the potential spoiler role that may be played by Libertarian Sean Haugh, and whether the Democrats have a 2016 presidential bench should Hillary Clinton decline to seek the party's nomination. 

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