People in Politics October 3, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 02 October 2015 06:27

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They’re done! This week the General Assembly completed its work for the “long” legislative session, with election law changes topping the list of bills addressed in the final hours. Chief among them is the provision that moves all North Carolina primaries up from May to March 15, 2016 in an effort to make the state more of player in the selection of presidential candidates while saving money required to have two separate primaries. But just as media coverage was given to a change in campaign finance law that authorizes the creation of party affiliate committees, which led to a debate between establishment and grassroots Republicans. You’ll hear from the players involved in the debate following their successful negotiation over this new vehicle for candidate support. The news conference includes House Speaker Tim Moore, Senate Leader Phil Berger, Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett, and his new Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse. Then host Donna Martinez gets perspective on the debate from Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson, who describes the tug-of-war between the two GOP party factions. The two also discuss the future of 10th District Congressman Patrick McHenry who is seeking to move up the leadership ladder in Congress in the wake of the departure announcement of House Speaker John Boehner. McHenry is currently Chief Deputy Whip. Henderson also talks about the potential impact on other members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation who were close to Boehner. Then we dig into the latest polling data. Martinez is joined by Elon University Poll Director Dr. Kenneth Fernandez, who delves into data on the presidential and gubernatorial races.
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