WUNCPolitics Podcast: Wrenn, Pearce Talk Politics

Oct 14, 2016

WUNCPolitics Podcast, episode 24
Credit WUNC

Longtime political operatives and strategists Carter Wrenn and Gary Pearce sit down with Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii for a comprehensive look at the current and past political landscape in North Carolina.

Among other topics, they discuss Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; House Bill 2; North Carolina's gubernatorial race between Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper; the U.S. Senate race betweeen Deborah Ross and  Richard Burr; Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s strength in Wake County; how demographic changes in the state have changed  politics' how media coverage has evolved; what TV ads have been the most effective; and how we are all going to survive this campaign season.

Wrenn, a Republican, and Pearce, a Democrat, first met while negotiating the terms of the debates between Jesse Helms and Jim Hunt in 1984. They also write the popular political blog talkingaboutpolitics.com.