People in Politics - 7/2/11 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 01 July 2011 23:00

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Gov. Perdue used the veto stamp again this week to squash Republican legislation on abortion, voter identification, and medical malpractice. Host Donna Martinez is joined by Rick Martinez, news director for the N.C. News Network,, and NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh to discuss the political dynamics between Perdue and the Republicans and whether the GOP can override Perdue’s actions. He also explains why the N.C. GOP has issued an apology to a former legislator and gives us the latest on a re-election rumor about Rep. Heath Shuler of western N.C. Then N.C. State political science professor Andy Taylor delves into research about voter turnout in states that require voter identification. That’s followed by comments from Rep. Jim Crawford (D-Granville) about his vote to override Gov. Perdue’s veto of the state budget, and comments from Sen. President Pro Tem Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) about the GOP’s legislative work to date. And finally, Francis DeLuca of the Civitas Institute discusses the latest polling data on the classic right track/wrong track question, as well as how Gov. Perdue and the Republicans are faring with North Carolina voters.

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