People in Politics July 5, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Thursday, 03 July 2014 11:12

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What is motivating North Carolina voters as the fall general election nears? Joe Stewart and Matt Bales of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation talk about results of their analysis and explain the changing demographic trends in our state that are ushering in changes in long-standing voting behavior as well. Then host Donna Martinez gets the latest on the July 15 congressional runoff race in District 6 from Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. He discusses the differences in the campaign tactics of Republicans Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker, who are vying for the GOP nomination for the seat held for decades by retiring Rep. Howard Coble. The two also discuss the latest from the Kay Hagan campaign in the senator's fight for re-election, which seems to be a focus on turning out single women as Hagan faces Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh in the fall. Henderson also explains why a slew of Republicans are in the political crosshairs of opponents of hydraulic fracturing. Then Martinez focuses on the Democratic primary runoff in the 5th Congressional District. We revisit conversations with Democrats Gardenia Henley and Josh Brannon, both of whom are hoping to win the day on July 15 for the opportunity to face GOP congressional incumbent Virginia Foxx in November. Early voting in both congressional primary runoffs began July 3 and continues through July 12, with Election Day on Tuesday, July 15.


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