People in Politics October 10, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:24

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This week, municipal elections in a dozen or so cities across the state produce low turnout but impact – including the ousting of Democratic incumbent Mayor Dan Clodfelter. Host Donna Martinez talks about the Democratic primary shakeup that pushed Clodfelter out with Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. The two look at the victor, Jennifer Roberts, and at speculation about Clodfelter’s future. Then we discuss the re-election to a third term for Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and the 80-plus percentage primary victory by Durham’s Mayor, Bill Bell. Then Martinez talks with former North Carolina Gov. Jim Martin, who served as the state’s CEO from 1985 to 1993 and who is credited for his ability to advance the state in education and transportation by working across the political aisle with legislative Democrats. Martinez also chats with the governor about his impact on some of today’s Republican Party leaders and his work to achieve down-ballot Republican victories for states that had been dominated by Democrats for years.


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