People in Politics October 31, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 30 October 2015 05:50

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The countdown to Election Day has begun as we are just one year away from electing a president, governor, General Assembly, and more. Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling delves into his firm’s latest polling data with host Donna Martinez. The two discuss the race between incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and his presumed Democratic opponent, Attorney General Roy Cooper. Jensen assesses the dynamics of the political environment, predicting that if the race were held today, Gov. McCrory would be re-elected in a tight race. Jensen also details the latest numbers in the presidential race, including Democrat Hillary Clinton’s rising numbers with Democrats following Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will not jump into the race. On the Republican side of the presidential race, the candidates took to the national debate state this week. Political analyst Doug Raymond assesses the winners and losers. Next we look at Gov. Pat McCrory’s signing of a bill that allows sanctuary cities in North Carolina. You’ll hear the governor talk about the law, and we’ll look at the political implications with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. Martinez and Henderson also discuss the boost Roy Cooper has received from former state legislator Gene McLaurin of Rowan County, who says he will forgo running for a seat himself in order to help Cooper’s gubernatorial campaign. And we look at new developments in the congressional races in Districts 2 and 6, where Republican incumbents Renee Ellmers and Mark Walker face primary challenges from fellow Republicans who say the incumbents have not kept their word to voters.
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