People in Politics March 2, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:44


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A leaked political strategy memo that calls for North Carolina progressives and Democrats to “eviscerate” the state’s Republican leadership makes national news as Gov. Pat McCrory is asked by Fox News to comment on the planned attacks against him and others. You’ll hear McCrory comment on the memo that was first attributed to the umbrella group Blueprint NC, but which has been claimed by America Votes. Then we turn to fallout from the memo with Dallas Woodhouse of Americans for Prosperity North Carolina. Woodhouse tells host Donna Martinez his group has asked state legislators to investigate the associated progressive groups, some of which receive taxpayer funding. Meantime, the state Republican Party is asking the state Board of Elections and the IRS to investigate whether campaign and/or financial laws and regulations were breached by any nonprofits involved in the overtly political effort. Then Barlow Herget of and Rick Martinez of the North Carolina News Network analyze the story and the implications for both political parties. Next, Donna Martinez provides an update on Rep. Howard Coble’s health following his hospitalization, and a blog posting at by veteran Democratic political strategist Gary Pearce in which he asks new state Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller to resign now that published reports say Voller owes nearly $300,000 in back taxes and penalties. That’s followed by a discussion with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest about his first six weeks in office, his focus on education issues, and his relationship with Gov. McCrory. And finally, researchers at the University of South Carolina say that differences in how our brains are wired accounts for why some of us are Republicans and some of us are Democrats.
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