People in Politics April 9, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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It’s colleague versus colleague in the race for the Republican nomination for the 2nd District seat in Congress. Newly drawn district maps have created new challengers for incumbent Renee Ellmers, including her fellow congressman George Holding, currently of the 13th District. Host Donna Martinez talks with Holding about his run in the 2nd, why he believes he’s a better match to the district than Ellmers, and his view on President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba. The GOP primary also includes Dr. Greg Brannon, who this week found himself on the losing end of a state Court of Appeals ruling in a civil case. Martinez provides the details. The June 7 primary ballot for the 2nd District will include the three Republicans and five Democrats. Then we turn to the politics of House Bill 2, the law that overturned Charlotte’s ordinance that would have allowed transgendered individuals to use public bathrooms associated with their gender identify, not their biological sex. The General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory have been criticized for supporting H.B. 2, but a new Time Warner Cable News poll shows 51 percent of those surveyed agree with the law, 40 percent disagree. Martinez talks about the political fallout with Catawba College Political Science Professor Michael Bitzer. Next is a look at the week in presidential politics. People in Politics Special Correspondent Patrick Johnson talks about the winners and losers with NC State Political Science Professor Andy Taylor and CBS Correspondent Steven Portnoy.
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