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People In Politics
Friday, 08 October 2010 18:48


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The federal investigation into the campaign finances of former Sen. John Edwards took a turn this week as Edwards' attorney confirmed that sources tell him 20 subpoenas have been issued in the case. Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson joins host Donna Martinez to discuss the potential legal implications of allegations that donor money was funneled to Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter. Henderson also discusses the investigation into Gov. Beverly Perdue's campaign flights.

Then's Josh Ellis joins Martinez with an update on former North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black, who was recently released from federal prison and returned to North Carolina. Black, a Charlotte-area Democrat, reportedly may write a book.

Then the Republican seeking to unseat Sen. President Pro Tem Marc Basnight -- Beaufort County Commissioner Hood Richardson -- joins Martinez to explain why he's taking on one of the powerful and popular Democratic members of the Senate.

That's followed by a discussion with Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Mike Beitler, who was invited to participate in one televised debate with Richard Burr and Elaine Marshall next week, but not invited to another.

Then Raleigh News & Observer political columnist Rob Christensen assesses the Senate race and key congressional races.

Finally, Martinez reports on D.C. rumors that NC State alum and current White House spokesman Robert Gibbs may be in line for the top job at the Democratic National Committee, as well as the controversy over Republican Rep. Larry Brown's e-mail to other GOP state legislators that included degrading words about gays and lesbians, and the unsolicited advice Presidents Obama and Bush are getting from TV star Cesar Millan, the man known as the Dog Whisperer.

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