You never know what will happen or who will call in on the show. Today it was GOP 2nd District Congressional Candidate Jim Duncan. He’s running against sitting Congresswoman Renee Ellmers. He tells Chad he made the decision to run against a sitting republican because he felt and had been told by other constituents in the district Congresswoman Ellmers no longer represented their interests.
Next Chad speaks with District 39 Senator Bob Rucho. He tells Chad he’s concerned about the members of the House because of some of the Republicans who are acting more like their Democratic predecessors. Senator Rucho explains how he hard he worked on getting Medicaid reform and transportation issues passed. He says he’d still like to see $17500 is a good baseline to take to zero.
In the second hour, News14’s Tim Boyum joins us from Winthrop University. He’s covering the Democratic Forum. He describes what it’s like behind the scenes at a debate – especially the Sanders and Clinton supporters chanting at each other. Tim says covering these kinds of events are a lot of fun. Chad asks his thoughts on Senator Rucho’s resignation. Tim says there’s the potential for raging war inside the Republican party next year.
Finally, Chad sends out an anniversary wish to his parents who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today.
Monday, we speak to Lexington Mayor Newell Clark for Mayor Monday and get an update on the happenings at Civitas from President Francis De Luca.