People in Politics April 23, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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This week, House Bill 2 continued to make national news with GOP presidential candidates taking different stands on the issue. Delegate leader Donald Trump supports the law that overturned Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance, while Sen. Ted Cruz opposes it. Their comments come in the wake of Gov. Pat McCrory’s appearance on Meet the Press, where he defended the law to host Chuck Todd. You’ll hear McCrory’s comments in a report from People in Politics special correspondent Kerri Davis. Then host Donna Martinez gets reaction to the HB 2 debate and whether or not it will impact McCrory’s bid for re-election. Martinez roundtable includes Bill LuMaye of NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh and Rick Martinez, vice president of news and information for Curtis Media Group. The panel also weighs in on two key Council of State races, where new polling shows Democrat Dan Blue III with a lead in the Treasurer’s race over his Republican rival Dale Folwell. Blue is seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, while Folwell is a seasoned legislator and state official. Also up for analysis is the presidential election, with North Carolina a battleground once again. A new book zeroes in on Wake County, along with six other counties across the country, as a key battleground that will decide who is elected. Martinez talks with author Ed Morrissey about his book, “Going Red,” which looks at the epic failure of the Mitt Romney campaign in 2012.
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