People in Politics February 27, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 26 February 2016 07:06

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This week, it’s a game of musical chairs as congressional candidates scramble to determine what to do in light of new district lines submitted to a federal court, along with a delayed primary election date. Host Donna Martinez gets the latest from the campaign trail from Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal. The two discuss the announcement by 13th District Congressman George Holding that he will challenge fellow Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers for the 2nd District seat in Congress. New map lines put Holding outside the new 13th District and within several miles of the 2nd. Henderson talks about Ellmers’ reaction, and word that state legislator Andrew Brock of Davie County has thrown his hat into the race for the new 13th District – which was moved about 100 miles west of its current location in the greater Triangle. Then Martinez asks Henderson about the Senate endorsement for Deborah Ross from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which typically does not endorse in the primary, and what’s at the heart of a complaint filed with the State Board of Elections by a liberal activist group about ads for the $2 billion bond referendum featuring video of Gov. Pat McCrory. Then Martinez gets the latest presidential polling data from Kenneth Fernandez of the Elon University Poll. He explains that on the Republican side, Trump still leads handily in North Carolina but Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are on the rise. He also discusses the challenge for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who is leading but still faces a stiff race with Bernie Sanders.

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