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The Party Line
10:21 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Dalton Comes Out Swinging; Obama Debate Performance Gets Thumbs Down

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It was a two-for debate night, with the candidates for chief executive of North Carolina and the nation having their first televised debates. Both debates were much more than the stereotyped “talking points” forums. They were both substantive, in general, and certainly set a tone for the final month of the general campaign.

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Election 2012
9:30 am
Thu October 4, 2012

McCrory: No Upfront Cash To Lure New Business to NC

Gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory and Walter Dalton addressed the role of economic incentives in attracting new jobs to North Carolina during their first debate Wednesday night.  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Dalton says he doesn't like giving tax breaks and cash to lure businesses, but we have to offer incentives since other states do.

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Election 2012
9:28 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Dalton, McCrory Meet In First Gov's Debate

Gubernatorial candidates Walter Dalton (left) and Pat McCrory

The two leading candidates for North Carolina governor met in their first televised debate Wednesday night.  They touched on health care, education, energy and - of course - the need for more jobs.

"The first thing we need is change the culture of government and attitude to make sure our state government treats small businesses and all business as a customer - not an adversary," says Republican former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory.

McCrory outlined his jobs plan for the state, which includes getting rid of regulations that hinder growth and reforming tax system.

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Election 2012
4:41 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Dalton Pitches Himself On McCrory's Turf

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Walter Dalton
Walter Dalton campaign

Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton walked into the heart of his opponent's home turf Tuesday in the race for governor with a campaign appearance at the Charlotte Rotary Club.

Republican Pat McCrory won a record seven terms as Charlotte mayor and presided over big boom years. He's always had strong support from Republicans and Democrats in Charlotte.

So what kind of audience do you think a room full of Uptown business and community leaders would be for the guy trying to beat McCrory?

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Election 2012
1:06 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

North Carolina Governor’s Race Draws Millions In Outside Spending

The North Carolina governor’s race is getting a lot of attention from outside spending groups. Both Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory are getting help from organizations like the Republican and Democratic Governor’s Association Paul Abowd of the Center for Public Integrity has been following the race. Morning Edition Host Duncan McFadyen recently asked him just HOW much money is being spent.

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Election 2012
11:48 am
Wed September 5, 2012

North Carolina Governor's Race Awash In Out-Of-State Funds

North Carolina’s race for governor is expected to be the most expensive in the state’s history thanks largely to two deep-pocketed, Washington, D.C.-based organizations whose underwriters may not even know how their funds are being spent.


The state is the latest field of battle for the Democratic Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association, organizations whose impact has increased thanks to court decisions that eliminated limits on campaign spending.

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Election 2012
12:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

The Week In Politics: Running Mates, Cut And Paste Ads, And The 'Charlotte Curse'

It's been a busy week in politics: Mitt Romney has finally chosen his running mate: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. The Romney/Ryan kickoff bus tour stopped in Mooresville over the weekend. WFAE political analyst Michael Bitzer joined Duncan McFadyen to talk about all the focus North Carolina is getting in the campaign.

MCFADYEN: Let’s listen to something they [Rep. Ryan and Gov. Romney] said at that campaign stop:

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Politics
12:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

The Week In Politics: Chicken, Polls, And Smartphone Apps

Chick-Fil-A is North Carolina’s favorite fast-food chicken restaurant.
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We heard a lot about chicken last week regarding the Chick-Fil-A and gay marriage.

So, in response to that controversy, Public Policy Polling conducted a poll on . . . chicken. The poll found that Chick-Fil-A is North Carolina’s favorite fast-food chicken restaurant. It’s preferred by 40 percent of voters. KFC is second at 23 percent, followed by Bojangles at 18 percent.

And, yes, there is an ideological split. Conservatives prefer Chick-Fil-A. Liberals prefer KFC.

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Politics
11:14 am
Fri July 27, 2012

The Week In Politics: Taxes, Guns, Third-Party Spoiler

Leading up to the November election, most Fridays, Catawba College political scientist Michael Bitzer is joining WFAE’s Morning Edition host Duncan McFadyen to talk politics.

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