People in Politics March 5, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Thursday, 03 March 2016 17:43

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Just 10 days to go and with early voting underway, the candidate endorsements are coming in and the advertisements are going on the air as the politicians craft their final messages to voters. Host Donna Martinez gets the latest campaign trail news from Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal. The two discuss the Winston-Salem Journal endorsement of Democrat Ken Spaulding in the Democratic primary for governor, as well as the TV ad being aired by Democratic Senatorial candidate Deborah Ross. Then Henderson explains why Charlotte’s new public accommodations ordinance might become an issue in the general election campaign for governor. Next is Martinez’ conversation with Jane Pinsky of the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform. With the state’s congressional districts caught in a legal fight over election fairness, Pinsky is calling for a new push to remove district drawing from state legislators. She tells Martinez how the process is working in Iowa, a state considered to be a leader in redistricting reform. That’s followed by Martinez’s discussion with Ernest Reeves, one of four Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. Reeves talks about his qualifications, his view on foreign policy and domestic issues, and why he thinks he is the best Democratic candidate to face the Republican nominee in November. He joins Deborah Ross, Kevin Griffin, and Chris Rey in that quest. On the Republican side, the candidates are incumbent Richard Burr, Larry Holmquist, Paul Wright, and Greg Brannon.

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