People in Politics November 22, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:48

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Recounts! Election Night is nearly three weeks in the rear-view mirror, but about a dozen races are still unsettled. Most notably, we’re awaiting results of the statewide race for a seat on North Carolina’s Supreme Court. Incumbent Justice Cheri Beasley leads by about 5,000 votes over attorney Mike Robinson. Host Donna Martinez gets the details on the undecided races from Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. The two also discuss comments made by Congressman-Elect Mark Walker about his priorities when he takes his 6th District seat in January, a new poll that shows Gov. Pat McCrory’s approval has jumped, and an announcement from Fayetteville Democrat Tim Dunn that he will seek the Attorney General’s office in 2016 if current AG Roy Cooper makes a run for governor. Henderson also looks at the leading candidates to replace House Speaker Thom Tillis as the leader of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Then Martinez provides an update on Patrick Cannon, who went to prison this week. The former Charlotte Mayor was once a rising star in the Democratic Party, but after taking bribes from undercover FBI agents, Cannon was sentenced to 44 months in prison. Martinez also looks at a recent Twitter debate between Republican Rep. Chuck McGrady and a liberal activist, as well as a new appointment for state Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson. And finally, we hear from Democratic state Rep. Rick Glazier, who told a Raleigh luncheon audience about his experiences in the legislature and his wish for a more bipartisan, civil debate.




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