People in Politics October 4, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 03 October 2014 07:44

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Political watchers say the growing block of Unaffiliated voters could determine who wins and who loses on November 4, so who are these people who are rejecting both Democrats and Republicans? Catawba College Professor of Politics and History, Michael Bitzer, tells host Donna Martinez what the typical Unaffiliated voter looks like and why many of them actually favor one party. Dr. Bitzer also discusses the state's absentee ballot program and what we can learn ahead of early voting about who has requested a ballot and who has returned it. Bitzer also weighs in on this week's Court of Appeals ruling that put a stay on two provisions of North Carolina's recent election reform law. Then Martinez talks with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson about former president Bill Clinton's visit to the state this week on behalf of Sen. Kay Hagan. The Clinton visit occurred as Hagan's chief rival, Republican Thom Tillis, saw Sen. Rand Paul campaign for him this week and NASCAR's Richard Petty cut a pro-Tillis ad. Henderson and Martinez also discuss the latest dynamics of the 2nd District congressional race between Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers and Democratic challenger Clay Aiken. Aiken early on said he didn't want to be known for his run on American Idol, but has recently turned to Hollywood and two former American Idol champs for support. Ellmers, on the other hand, has been holding small events around the district, according to Henderson. The two also discuss why and how several statewide judicial candidates have teamed up with advertising. 

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