People in Politics June 13, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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State Democrats elected a new chairwoman earlier this year, and now state Republicans have done the same. Host Donna Martinez delves into the intrigue surrounding the election of Hasan Harnett as GOP Chairman with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. The two discuss the intrigue on the convention floor as the Republican establishment candidate – Craig Collins – found himself out-gunned by grassroots activist Harnett, who ran the 12th District congressional campaign of Vince Coakley. Henderson explains the dynamics for Republicans moving forward into 2016. The two also delve into the unexpected resignation from the legislature of Democratic Rep. Rick Glazier of Cumberland County. Glazier announced he will leave his seat mid-term in order to lead the liberal advocacy group, the N.C. Justice Center. Next you’ll hear brief comments from one of the people whose policies Glazier is likely to oppose: Gov. Pat McCrory. The governor spoke in Fayetteville this week about his transportation and infrastructure bond proposals. That’s followed by Glazier’s words on the N.C. House floor as he told his colleagues about his decision to leave the General Assembly. And finally, we look at fascinating new polling data that compares N.C. voter attitudes from 2005 to 2015. Francis DeLuca of the Civitas Institute gives Martinez the rundown of how views have, and haven’t, changed in North Carolina over the past decade, and how voter registrations have changed.
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