People in Politics September 12, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 11 September 2015 05:54

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This week, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush chose North Carolina for a policy speech on the economy and taxes in an effort to jumpstart a campaign that has been outshined by entrepreneur Donald Trump. You’ll hear Bush’s comments about helping the middle class in remarks made before supporters in Garner. Then host Donna Martinez talks the managing editor of a newspaper that covered the Bush speech. Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal describes the dynamics of the room, as seen by his reporters, and the tug-of-war between Bush and Trump. The two also discuss the upcoming visit to Greensboro by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist who has been drawing thousands of supporters to his rallies and who now leads Hillary Clinton in the critical state of Iowa. Martinez also finds out about a familiar name who’s landed a job with a member of North Carolina’s congressional delegation and the two discuss the growing list of Democrats seeking the party’s nomination to challenge Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest for the #2 job in our state. Henderson also comments on potential ethical problems for two congressmen. Then Martinez talks with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour about his new book, “America’s Great Storm,” which chronicles the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on Barbour’s state and the efforts to rebuild from the disaster. That’s followed by NC State professor Andy Taylor, who comments on the key states in the 2016 presidential cycle. Finally, Martinez provides the latest voter registration statistics for North Carolina, which show Democrats continuing to dominate registration.
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