WUNCPolitics Podcast: Wrenn, Pearce Talk Politics

Oct 15, 2016
Originally published on October 14, 2016 12:48 pm

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.

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