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A Closer Look" - A conversation with Tyler Cralle

Tyler Cralle of WAAV-AM joined Jon Evans to talk about important statewide and local political races ahead of North Carolina's March 15 Primary Election. Tyler Cralle of WAAV-AM joined Jon Evans to talk about important statewide and local political races ahead of North Carolina's March 15 Primary Election.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The presidential campaigns may be getting most of America’s attention as we enter 2016.  But there are several local and statewide races that voters will be watching as North Carolina’s Primary Election draws closer. With the primary happening in March instead of the normal May timeframe, challengers have less time to make themselves and their stances known to supporters.

Jon Evans sat down to talk about several races with Tyler Cralle, political commentator and host of “The Tyler Cralle Show” from 6:00 am-10:00 am weekdays on WAAV-AM in Wilmington. The two talked about primary challengers to incumbent Sen. Richard Burr and Gov. Pat McCrory and potential opponents for both office-holders in November. They also addressed the recent rift inside the New Hanover County Republican Party, when party chair Michael Franklin sent out a news release sharply criticizing Beth Dawson, Chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and a fellow Republican.

Jon and Tyler also discussed the timing of North Carolina's March 15 primary, and whether it will play an important part in picking the Republican presidential nominee from a field of more than a dozen candidates. “North Carolina is going to play a role,” Cralle said. “But even more so because of the primary date, we are up against Florida and Ohio, which are both swing states like North Carolina. In Florida, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are going to be fighting it out for that territory. John Kasich should have Ohio locked up assuming he is still in the race. That means North Carolina is going to have the most delegates, and be open. Which means, I think you're going to see a lot of the candidates wanting to come here and campaign because we are open, no one has an advantage here.”

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