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The North Carolina Senate Race

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The North Carolina Senate Race
We discuss the North Carolina Senate race: Cal Cunningham's fundraising numbers and Thom Tillis' birthday card for Eric Trump. Gary Pearce writes at New Day for NC.
January 8, 2020
Christmas Perspective
In which Gary Pearce joins to discuss impeachment, a wave of NC congressional retirements and some historical perspective to boot. Gary writes at New Day for NC.
December 19, 2019
Will Mark Walker primary Thom Tillis?
Gary Pearce joins to talk about the new congressional districts and what options Mark Walker may have in 2020. Gary writes at New Day for NC.
December 5, 2019
Perspective: Impeachment, Mark Meadows and Thom Tillis
Thomas Mills and Gary Pearce join to discuss the implications of impeachment in North Carolina.
November 20, 2019
Nov 14: Looking at impeachment and the primaries
Gary Pearce joins to discuss impeachment and how Medicare For All plays in the Democratic primary.  Read Gary's blogs here, and check out other PoliticsNC articles here.
November 14, 2019
Perspective: November 7th
Gary Pearce joins to discuss elections from around the nation this week and the path to victory for North Carolina Democrats in 2020.  Read more of Gary's columns on his site, New Day for NC.
November 7, 2019
Perspective: Budget Impasse and Fair Maps
Gary Pearce joins PoliticsNC again to discuss the implications of fair maps in North Carolina and the continuing budget impasse. Gary publishes New Day for NC.
October 31, 2019
Perspective with Gary Pearce
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.
October 24, 2019
Perspective: August 21
Special elections go to the polls, ICE bill sent to the Governor's desk and the budget stalemate persists. 
August 21, 2019
Daily Perspective: August 15
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
August 15, 2019
Perspective: Medicaid Expansion with Graig Meyer
Rep. Meyer brings us up-to-date on the state of the budget negotiations, and talks about Medicaid Expansion for North Carolina.
August 8, 2019
Daily Perspective July 29th
Today's Daily Perspective.
July 29, 2019
Daily Perspective: July 23
July 23, 2019
Daily Perspective: July 8
In today's Daily Perspective: Medicaid Expansion and the veto override, and a look at the US Senate race as fundraising numbers are released by some of the campaigns. 
July 8, 2019
Daily Perspective: July 3rd
On the final episode of the week, we cover Medicaid expansion, Thomas Jefferson and the first three Q2 fundraising numbers out of the Democrats running for president. Visit our site to read more!
July 3, 2019
Daily Perspective: July 1
We drop in for what will probably be the only podcast this holiday week, covering the gerrymandering decision last week and a bit of a bad week for Lt. Gov and 2020 gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest.
July 1, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 24
Rep. Larry Pittman adds more to his history of outlandish statements, this time comparing Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler.
June 24, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 19
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.
June 19, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 18
Eric Mansfield joins Cal Cunningham this week as the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor swells to four. 
June 18, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 17
North Carolina Democrats land a top-tier candidate for US Senate, as Cal Cunningham switches races. He had been running for Lt. Gov before.
June 17, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 13
Mark Walker is officially NOT running to primary Thom Tillis; Medicaid expansion is still on the table in this budget.
June 13, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 12
More speculation about Mark Walker as a potential primary challenger to Thom Tillis; How do Democrats win statewide in North Carolina?
June 12, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 11
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.
June 11, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 7th
Documents showing the machinations of the Republican Party's mapmaker come into play legally and a brief update on the Thom Tillis primary battle.
June 7, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 5
The abortion override is taking place today in the NC House, and we briefly discuss how the post-recession recovery has not been the uniquely North Carolina miracle Republicans would have you think. 
June 5, 2019
Daily Perspective: June 4th
Today, we tackle the Emerson poll showing Democrats exceeding expectations and Republicans with an uphill battle in the 2020 elections in North Carolina.
June 4, 2019
Perspective: May 28
This week, we tackle the Thom Tillis primary, the Democrats' economic message and the beginning of the state budget process.
May 28, 2019
Perspective: May 15
NC09, Thom Tillis vs Garland Tucker and the Democratic presidential primary.
May 15, 2019
Perspective: May 6
Crossover, the budget, Medicaid expansion, and a primary challenger for Thom Tillis in the form of Garland Tucker. That's all in today's Perspective, from
May 6, 2019
Perspective: April 12th
Special elections, Winston-Salem gerrymandering and public education -- all covered in this week's Perspective from
April 12, 2019
Perspective: April 5th
Back from a week of no recordings, we tackle the Lindberg bribery scandal. 
April 5, 2019
Perspective: March 22
Division in NC-09 on the Republican side, the UNC Board of Governors, Kimberley Reynolds exits NCDP.
March 22, 2019
Perspective: March 15th
Thom Tillis and his flip-flop, the trajectory of conservatism under Trump, the future of Raleigh after Nancy McFarlane and more.
March 15, 2019
Perspective: March 7th
Wherein we discuss NC09 and NC03, the Governor's budget rollout and more.
March 8, 2019
Perspective: February 28th
Mark Meadows, Mark Harris and Judge Collins all feature in today's Perspective. 
February 28, 2019
Perspective: February 22nd
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.
February 22, 2019
Talking with June Atkinson
June Atkinson is the former State Superintendent in North Carolina. We talked about education in the Tar Heel state.
February 21, 2019
Talking with Wayne Goodwin
Wayne Goodwin is the current Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. He joined me to discuss the debacle that is the North Carolina 9th Congressional District. 
February 21, 2019
Perspective: February 15th
Perspective on the week. 
February 15, 2019
Talking with Rep. Graig Meyer
PoliticsNC talks to Rep. Graig Meyer in the NC General Assembly, covering the 2018 election, the 2019 session and what to look for moving forward.
February 14, 2019
Perspective: February 8th
Scandal in Virginia, racist yearbooks in North Carolina and a few more 2020  presidential contenders. 
February 8, 2019
Perspective: February 1st
We tackle Medicaid expansion, 2020 in North Carolina, the new elections board and more. 
February 1, 2019
Talking with Deborah Ross
In this episode, Kirk talks with Deborah Ross, Democratic nominee for US Senate in 2016. 
January 29, 2019
Perspective: January 24th
Listen in as Thomas Mills and Kirk Kovach discuss the UNC system, Speaker Tim Moore, Senator Richard Burr’s comments on the shutdown and more. Read us at
January 24, 2019
Talking with Cal Cunningham
Cal Cunningham is running in the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor. Here's his campaign website if you would like to learn more about his candidacy:
January 21, 2019
Perspective: January 17th
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. 
January 18, 2019
Talking with Rep. Robert Reives
In this first interview, Kirk talks with Representative Robert Reives about the most recent election, its impact on the General Assembly, slights from Amazon & Apple, and a lot more. Give it a listen!
January 11, 2019