People in Politics March 19, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 18 March 2016 06:03

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The votes are in! Big winners in North Carolina’s primary election include Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Richard Burr, Deborah Ross, Pat McCrory, Roy Cooper, and a $2 billion bond package. Host Donna Martinez talks with political strategist Jonathan Felts about North Carolina’s role in the presidential race and whether Trump and Clinton can be stopped. Martinez gets more perspective on the presidential race from analyst Joe Stewart of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation and from John Hood, chairman of the John Locke Foundation, who also looks at the failure of anti-establishment fervor to impact down-ballot races. Primary night was also a huge night for Democrat Roy Cooper and Republican Pat McCrory, who will face each other in November for the state’s top job, along with Libertarian Lon Cecil. You’ll hear some of what Cooper told his supporters on Election Night, and words from Gov. McCrory as he celebrated the passage of his signature project, a $2 billion infrastructure bond package. Connect NC coordinator Brad Crone tells Martinez about the package and the next steps in securing funding and beginning on the projects. Then Martinez delves into the statewide race match-ups that were sealed on Tuesday night. She talks with Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal about the dynamics of the fall races, and they discuss the fate of two key North Carolina House leaders who faces serious primary challenges from grassroots activists who were unhappy with House leadership.
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