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Former Gov. Jim Martin And Biographer John Hood


In the early '80s, Jim Martin was Mecklenburg County’s Republican congressman. He would go on to hold the governor’s office for eight years. It was a job he initially balked at considering, figuring he wouldn’t like it-- but his eight years in office may have been the starting point for the Republican domination of state government we’re witnessing today. Governor Martin is the subject of a new biography and he joins us along with his biographer to talk about life, politics and more.

Jim Martin
- former North Carolina governor

John Hood - author, Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans; chairman of the board, John Locke Foundation