People in Politics January 16, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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With just eight weeks remaining until primary election day, we focus on the wide field in the race for the U.S. Senate – the seat now held by Republican incumbent Richard Burr. Host Donna Martinez is joined by Democrat Chris Rey and by Republican Larry Holmquist to discuss why they want to oust Burr, their views on key issues, and the challenge of winning a statewide contest. Rey, the mayor of Spring Lake, is one of four Democrats seeking his party’s nomination. The others are Deborah Ross, Kevin Griffin, and Ernest Reeves. Holmquist join Burr, Greg Brannon, and Paul Wright on the March 15 primary ballot. Then we turn to two stories that broke during the week. In our weekly “From the Campaign Trail” segment, Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson talks with Martinez about a State Bar complaint filed against Attorney General Roy Cooper related to an early campaign for Attorney General, and he explains why the U.S. Department of Energy is looking at a 2009 stimulus grant received by former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and her family. Finally, Martinez gets an update on why the state NAACP is calling out the Board of Elections for its voter education campaign about the new state requirement to show a photo I.D. to vote.
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