New NC Legislative Caucus Targets 'Main Street' Issues
Democratic party activists in North Carolina last weekend chose former legislator Patsy Keever of Asheville as the new chair of the state party. She takes the helm as North Carolina Democrats face fundraising struggles and a continued Republican “super-majority” in the General Assembly. Keever will no doubt hear from a recently-formed coalition of House and Senate lawmakers who've dubbed themselves the N.C. Main Street Democratic Caucus. They promise to push for “centrist” and “pro-business” policies in the legislature. Senator Joel Ford of Mecklenburg County is part of the caucus. He says, Democrats in the state have gotten distracted by focusing too much on issues like same-sex marriage, abortion and the environment.
Senator Ford spoke with WFAE's Mark Rumsey about the new NC Main Street Democratic Caucus, and the group's goals.