People in Politics July 25, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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As Democrat Hillary Clinton lands in Raleigh for a high-dollar fundraiser, legislators move closer to a date for North Carolina’s presidential primary. It’s all part of an effort to give North Carolina a bigger impact on choosing the nominees for president. Host Donna Martinez gets the latest on the “when will it be” question from Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal. The two also discuss the “who’s who” of the Democratic Party elite who were on hand to greet Clinton in Raleigh – with former governors Beverly Perdue and Jim Hunt leading the pack. Henderson also delves into the public disagreement over sales tax distribution between Gov. Pat McCrory and state Sen. Harry Brown, and Martinez and Henderson look at fundraising totals for two North Carolina Congressmen – David Price of the 4th District and Virginia Foxx of the 5th. That’s followed by Martinez’ conversation with Democratic political consultant Thomas Mills, who offers perspective on the Democrats’ challenge to the state election law changes and the likely turnout among Democrats for the 2016 presidential race. And finally, we look at the intersection of politics and policy in a high-profile dispute over an EPA rule. Ross Eisenberg of the National Association of Manufacturers tells Martinez why his group opposes the new regulation and how the issue breaks down in political terms.
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