People in Politics March 7, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 17:04


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Congressman G.K. Butterfield is settling in to his new duties as chairman of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus. This week, we revisit his rousing speech from his swearing-in ceremony earlier this year, in which he said we must learn from the past and focus on the future. You’ll hear some of what he had to say about his vision for the venerable organization. Then we turn to the challenges facing North Carolina Democrats, who are still finding their way in the General Assembly after another election cycle in which voters put Republicans in control. We look back at remarks made by a key Democratic legislator, Rep. Larry Hall of Durham, in the Democratic reaction to Gov. Pat McCrory’s recent State of the State address. That’s followed by a look at new polling data from Elon University. Host Donna Martinez talks with Poll Director Kenneth Fernandez, who discusses Hillary Clinton’s popularity in the state, as well as rosier approval numbers for the governor. And speaking of the governor, as he rolls out his state budget proposal this week, we take another listen to some of his State of the State address, in which he laid out the vision the new budget plan will help fund. 
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