The politics of abortion in the NC Senate and General Assembly races
On this episode, we discuss the politics of abortion and how it relates to North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.
While Republican nominee Ted Budd is not speaking out on the issue, Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley is, in commercials and on the campaign trail.
We’ll also address abortion in legislative races.
Our guests are state Sen. Natasha Marcus of Mecklenburg County and Doug Heye, a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee and veteran of several North Carolina campaigns.
Natasha Marcus, who lives in Davidson, is in her second term as a state senator. She’s also the chair of the Mecklenburg delegation in the General Assembly. Before being elected in 2018, Marcus was a co-founder of the Democrats of North Mecklenburg. She also is a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.
Republican strategist Doug Heye is a frequent political analyst for FOX News, CNN and MSNBC. And he knows North Carolina well: He’s a Winston-Salem native, worked on three Senate races in the state — for Jesse Helms, Lauch Faircloth and Richard Burr — and served for a time as Sen. Burr’s spokesman in Washington, D.C.