People in Politics January 23, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is favored for re-election in polling, but four Democrats, four Republicans, and one Libertarian want to oust the veteran from his seat. This week, host Donna Martinez continues her focus on the Senate primary candidates. She talks with Democrat Kevin Griffin about why he wants the seat, how his background as a Durham businessman impacts his view, his disagreements with Sen. Burr, and his overall view of the role of the government. Griffin’s primary opponents are former Wake County legislator Deborah Ross, Ernest Reeves, and Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey. Then Martinez turns to the unpredictable race for president and North Carolina’s role as a battleground that could play a key factor in which candidates garner their party’s nomination. Catawba College political science professor Michael Bitzer talks with Martinez about the rise of socialist Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side, and the Donald Trump v. Ted Cruz match-up on the Republican side. He also makes a prediction on the likely nominees, if the election were held today.
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