Today, Kirk talks with Gary Pearce about his experience in North Carolina politics, and where he sees things heading in 2020. Gary will be joining PoliticsNC podcasts in the coming future. His website, New Day for NC, is here.
Today in the Daily Perspective:
the state budget is still in a deadlock over Medicaid expansion
Cooper leads Republican challengers in the latest Civitas poll
Biden still leads the field of Democrats vying for the presidential nomination
Though Eric Mansfield and Cal Cunningham are making the biggest splash, today we examine two other candidates in the Democratic primary who have been running for a few months now: Erica Smith and Trevor Fuller, and what it takes for them to compete in a statewide election.
North Carolina's history of political moderation stands in sharp contrast to the governing principles of the current North Carolina GOP; Biden stands athwart the Democratic field, with a message of compromise and moderation.
Big news out of NC-09 this week, along with the prospect of Sen. Thom Tillis voting on whether or not to uphold Trump's emergency declaration, and the addition of a new candidate in the presidential primaries on the Democratic side.
This is the first of our weekly Perspective episodes, where Thomas Mills breaks down the top stories in North Carolina and looks ahead to the week to come. In this episode, we tackled the 9th Congressional District controversy, the Folt - Silent Sam debacle at Chapel Hill, the upcoming legislative session in Raleigh, and the Cooper - Pipeline story.