While North Carolina is a key battleground state in control over the U.S. Senate, as indicated by the onslaught of television ads purchased largely by interest groups from other states, the cadence of political advertising and rhetoric is notably different in South Carolina. Many ballot outcomes in both states are predetermined by the way political districts have been drawn and the demographics of our communities. On this program, we discuss the issues and interests which are influencing this year’s election cycle and the policies on which politicians are campaigning. We tap into the vast knowledge and expertise of Francis De Luca of the Civitas Institute, Dr. Scott Huffmon of Winthrop University, Dr. Bob Oldendick of the University of South Carolina, and Dr. Susan Roberts of Davidson College.
Tags: Campaign Finance, Citizens United, Civitas Institute, Davidson College, Dr. Bob Oldendick, Dr. Scott Huffmon, Dr. Susan Roberts, Francis De Luca, Media, Midterm Elections, Partisanship, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Polarization, Political Advertising, Political Agenda, Political Polling, Political Reporting, Redistricting, Tea Party, University of South Carolina, Winthrop University