People in Politics November 29, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 07:57

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House Republicans choose the person to replace outgoing North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis. Host Donna Martinez gets the background on Speaker-Designee Tim Moore of Cleveland County from Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. The two discuss why Moore is the choice of the House GOP and what a Moore Speakership could hold for the 2015 General Assembly session. Then Henderson discusses the recount effort, which has finally determined that incumbent Democrat Cheri Beasley has won the race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Following a recount, Beasley prevailed over her Republican challenger Mike Robinson by about 5,000 votes. Then Martinez talks with Congressman-Elect David Rouzer, who in January will take North Carolina’s 7th District seat in Congress following his resounding win in November. Rouzer tells Martinez about his recent orientation session for freshmen, how he plans to stay on top of issues in his very diverse district, and the committee assignments he’s hoping to snag. Next is a review of state Democratic Party efforts to rebuild following their resounding defeat in the midterms. Democratic political consultant Thomas Mills tells Martinez about the advice he would give to the party. And finally, we look at midterm polling efforts which, in most cases, was very wrong about the results. Martinez talks with pollster Francis DeLuca of the Civitas Institute, one of the few firms that got the projections right, particularly when it came to Republican Thom Tillis’ ultimate defeat of Democratic Senate incumbent Kay Hagan.
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