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Ken Rudin, the Political JunkieKen Rudin has a problem: he is hooked on politics. The political junkie regularly joins The State of Things for Friday discussions about the political world in North Carolina. Ken’s experience spans three decades of political coverage, most recently at NPR.From the latest congressional news to behind-the-scenes views on the campaign trail, Ken offers political insight, historical analysis and trivia. More information, including his weekly scuttlebutton puzzle, can be found at his website.

The Political Junkie On Biden’s Comeback, Super Tuesday And Trump’s Coronavirus Response

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Super Tuesday voters gave former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign new life as the candidate won 10 states — including North Carolina. Biden now leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the overall delegate count, but the race is far from over. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to Political Junkie Ken Rudin about his analysis of the Democratic presidential primary now that Super Tuesday is over and both Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are out of the race.

Rudin also puts our gubernatorial race into a national context and shares his thoughts on how the top of the ticket will impact North Carolina’s Senate race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham. Also, how is President Donald Trump’s administration handling the coronavirus outbreak? The Political Junkie evaluates the commander in chief’s crisis management so far.

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