People in Politics January 3, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:56


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This week host Donna Martinez revisits some of the most memorable interviews and political happenings of 2014. First, we look at the phenomenon of the unaffiliated voter with Catawba College Professor Michael Bitzer. He tells Martinez about the profile of this type of voter and why the segment is the fastest growing registration area in the state, despite massive registration efforts by Democrats and Republicans. Next is a look at why the polls of North Carolina’s  key U.S. Senate race predicted a Kay Hagan victory leading up to Election Night. Francis DeLuca of the Civitas Institute – one of the few pollsters who got the race right – discusses the dynamics of the race with Martinez, the makeup of the electorate, and plans for polling in 2015. That’s followed by a look at the challenge facing North Carolina Democrats heading into the new year after a disastrous 2014 cycle and the very public rift inside the party headquarters. Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal tells Martinez about the 2015 prospects for the party and some of the younger up-and-coming candidates that could spell a new era for Democrats. And finally, Martinez revisits her conversation with Dallas and Joyce Woodhouse following the now infamous  C-SPAN moment that has become an internet sensation and one of the most widely viewed C-SPAN clips of all time. Mom Joyce explains to Martinez why she called into the network during an appearance by her feuding political sons, conservative Dallas and liberal Democrat Brad, a former DNC official.


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