Political Junkie http://wunc.org en Political Junkie Ken Rudin http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333015441895px; line-height: normal;">The race for North Carolina’s Senate seat takes new twists and turns. Incumbent Kay Hagan seeks to balance the interests of the state Democratic Party members while challenger Thom Tillis tries to broker a budget deal in the North Carolina legislature. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:12:12 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 39611 at http://wunc.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin Politics and Polling with Ken Rudin http://wunc.org/post/politics-and-polling-ken-rudin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Former Baptist minister Mark Walker defeated Phil Berger Jr. in a runoff election for the 6<sup>th</sup> district Republican primary this week.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:56:43 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39218 at http://wunc.org Politics and Polling with Ken Rudin Reflections From Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee http://wunc.org/post/reflections-former-chapel-hill-mayor-howard-lee <p></p><p></p><p>When Howard Lee was elected as mayor of Chapel Hill in 1969, he made history. Lee was the first African American elected to run a majority white city in the south since Reconstruction. The post marked the beginning of Lee’s long career in public service. Host Frank Stasio talks with Howard Lee and political junkie Ken Rudin.&nbsp; A <a href="http://www.unctv.org/content/biocon/howardlee/timeline">timeline from UNC-TV</a> traces Lee's long career in North Carolina politics and policymaking.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:06:03 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 38044 at http://wunc.org Reflections From Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee Political Junkie Ken Rudin http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-3 <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">The unexpected primary defeat of House Majority leader Eric Cantor by his tea party backed challenger has pundits assessing the future of the GOP. What does Cantor’s loss mean for Congress and for the state of the Republican party? Plus, NC House Speaker Thom Tillis juggles his work as a legislator with his run for United States Senate. Host Frank Stasio talks with <a href="http://krpoliticaljunkie.com/">political junkie Ken Rudin</a> about the latest. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:55:06 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 37228 at http://wunc.org Redistricting: Who Draws The Lines? http://wunc.org/post/redistricting-who-draws-lines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">In 1964, the Supreme Court held that the voting power of each individual should be equal. But do current voting districts reflect the principle of “one person, one vote”? </span></font></span></font></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:38:22 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 37222 at http://wunc.org Redistricting: Who Draws The Lines? Political Junkie Ken Rudin Talks NC Congressional Races, Legislature's Short Session http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-talks-nc-congressional-races-legislatures-short-session <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a busy week for North Carolina politics. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">The race for North Carolina’s congressional seat in the 2nd District is set. Former American Idol star Clay Aiken will face incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers in November. </span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:19:27 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 35613 at http://wunc.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin Talks NC Congressional Races, Legislature's Short Session Less Than A Week To Primaries: Political Junkie Ken Rudin http://wunc.org/post/less-week-primaries-political-junkie-ken-rudin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:39:34 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 34838 at http://wunc.org Less Than A Week To Primaries: Political Junkie Ken Rudin Political Junkie Ken Rudin On May Primaries http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-may-primaries <p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33934 at http://wunc.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin On May Primaries Political Junkie Ken Rudin http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>With less than month to go before the May primaries, congressional candidates are making their final appeals to voters. But how big a role does money play in these last stages of a campaign? Host Frank Stasio talks with political junkie Ken Rudin about the state’s hottest House races and the role of finances.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:21:49 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33659 at http://wunc.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin Political Junkie Ken Rudin http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">Patrick Cannon resigned from his position as Charlotte Mayor after being arrested on public corruption charges this week. Political Junkie Ken Rudin tells us about other public corruption cases in politics. Host Frank Stasio talks with Rudin about the charges and other latest developments in North Carolina politics. </span></font></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:07:30 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 32799 at http://wunc.org