Archive for the ‘2004 Election Series’ Category

Ammendment One

Friday, October 29th, 2004

WHEN VOTERS GO TO THE POLLS THIS TUESDAY THEY’LL HAVE THREE AMENDMENTS BEFORE THEM. THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL IS AMENDMENT ONE. SUPPORTERS SAY AMENDMENT ONE WILL ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO FINANCE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS SUCH AS WATER AND SEWER SERVICE. BUT VOTERS HAVE REJECTED A SIMILAR AMENDMENT TWICE BEFORE. WUNC’S LEONEDA INGE REPORTS.

US Senate Race – Burr Profile

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN RICHARD BURR IS A LOYAL SOLDIER. HE CONSIDERED RUNNING FOR SENATE TWO YEARS AGO BUT STEPPED ASIDE FOR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S PREFERRED CANDIDATE, ELIZABETH DOLE. NOW IT’S BURR’S CHANCE AND HE’S GOT STAUNCH BACKING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. WUNC’S RUSTY JACOBS REPORTS.

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US Senate Race – Bowles Profile

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

THIS YEAR’S U-S SENATE RACE STARTED OUT A LOT BETTER FOR DEMOCRAT ERSKINE BOWLES THAN THE 2002 RACE DID. IN THAT RACE, BOWLES TRAILED REPUBLICAN ELIZABETH DOLE FROM START TO FINISH. THIS TIME AROUND, BOWLES ENJOYED MUCH GREATER NAME RECOGNITION. WUNC’S RUSTY JACOBS REPORTS.

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Governor Candidate Profile- Patrick Ballantine

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

THIS YEAR’S GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN A TOUGH ONE, FULL OF NEGATIVE ADS AND HEATED DEBATES. IT’S HARD TO GET A SENSE OF THE CANDIDATES BEHIND THE SLOGANS – THEIR PERSONALITIES, THEIR IDEAS, THEIR PLANS FOR THE STATE. LAURA LESLIE TALKS WITH PATRICK BALLANTINE, THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR.

The Libertarian Party

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

GEORGE BUSH, JOHN KERRY, MIKE EASLEY, AND PATRICK BALLANTINE ARE AMONG THE NAMES LISTED ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT IN NORTH CAROLINA. SO TOO ARE CANDIDATES FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY. THE LIBERTARIANS ARE THE ONLY THIRD PARTY PRINTED ON THE BALLOT. PARTY ACTIVISTS SAY JUST GETTING ON THE BALLOT IN NORTH CAROLINA IS A VICTORY. BUT ACTIVISTS ARE HOPING THE PARTY FAITHFUL HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY LEFT TO TALK ABOUT ISSUES. WUNC\’S JESSICA JONES REPORTS.