North Carolina politics en NC Democratic Party In Bad Fiscal Shape As It Tries To Move Forward <p>New leadership and a surprise merger of sorts. No we’re not talking about the latest on Chiquita banana.&nbsp; In this installment of our Thursday political conversation Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt and WFAE's Tom Bullock talk about a week of good and bad news for the North Carolina Democratic Party.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:28:46 +0000 Tom Bullock & Kevin Kniestedt 46864 at A Look At The Debate Over When To Elect Watt's Replacement <p>Governor Pat McCrory has scheduled the special primary election to replace 12<sup>th</sup> district Congressman Mel Watt for May 6th. That’s the same date as the primary for all races. And it means even a temporary replacement for Congressman Watt won’t be chosen until November. That has upset a lot of the governor’s critics. They accuse him of playing politics, because the majority minority district is a Democratic district. The leader of the state NAACP says the move denies people their constitutional right to representation. The governor says he’s doing what makes the most sense. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:46:39 +0000 Mark Rumsey & Duncan McFadyen 43090 at A Look At The Debate Over When To Elect Watt's Replacement A New 'Foundation' For N.C. Politics? <p>Here's a name you'll probably get used to while Governor Pat McCrory is in office: The Foundation for North Carolina. It's a nonprofit but not in the traditional sense. It's a political group with close ties to McCrory that was created after his election.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:47:03 +0000 Michael Tomsic 19231 at A New 'Foundation' For N.C. Politics?