People in Politics July 26, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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Kay Hagan's campaign strategy catches the attention of the New York Times, which notes that Hagan is bypassing the state Democratic Party and running her campaign out of the Wake County party offices. Host Donna Martinez talks about the story with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson, who explains that the very public problems with the party structure and leadership are the source of the move by Hagan. Martinez and Henderson also discuss new polling that shows Hagan has expanded her lead over Republican rival Thom Tillis and that Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh continues to pull 8 percent of the vote. Henderson also provides an update on judicial campaigns, where colleagues but campaign rivals are vowing to keep a civilized tone as the election nears. Discussion also turns to Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield's effort, along with three dozen House Democrats, to convince governors who chose not to create state exchanges for the Affordable Care Act, to change their minds. Gov. Pat McCrory is among those who declined to start a state exchange. Thirty-six states did not. Then we continue our look at the judicial campaigns by focusing on fundraising totals for the candidates. Joe Stewart of the N.C. Free Enterprise Foundation analyzes the numbers and the races. And finally, we turn to comments made by former President Bill Clinton about the possible presidential candidacy of wife Hillary, and fundraising totals for the congressional campaign committees. Recent totals show national Democrats out-raising national Republicans. 

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