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31 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Candidate ME 2 – Political Flip or Flop?
Lawmakers in North Carolina have long loved to (politically) party with the gerrymander. And both major parties are guilty of twisting districts to help keep themselves in power. With the latest rounds of court ordered redistricting officially now underway, we dig into what the new maps may look like. And Candidate ME talks with Democratic State Senator Jeff Jackson about how he hopes to use the maps to break Republican supermajorities at the General Assembly.
42 minutes | Nov 30, 2017
Candidate ME 11 - What Happens Next?
Yes, this podcast could have stopped with episode 10. Instead we channeled our inner Spinal Tap and made this one "go to 11."
43 minutes | Oct 27, 2017
Candidate ME 9 - Find The Sum
With Election Day less than two weeks away and early votes already being cast, Candidate ME shifts into high gear. In this episode we introduce something new, real candidates call in to answer a mad lib and two important questions in order to sway your vote. And Host Tom Bullock unleashes positive and negative Candidate ME ads unto the world.
45 minutes | Sep 1, 2017
Candidate ME 5 - The Political Fight For Little Charlotte
We're back with a full length episode. And since Tom can't be picked for jury duty for another two years, we'll remain back for the foreseeable future.
2 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
Candidate ME? An Ode To Where Our Pretend Candidate Is
Have you noticed? Candidate ME hasn't been on the campaign trail this week. Host Tom Bullock puts on his (family friendly) limerick hat to explain why, and when Candidate ME will return, as best he legally can.
5 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
Campaigns Will Bug You More Often The Longer You Wait To Vote
WFAE political reporter Tom Bullock has a new podcast primarily tied to the Charlotte mayor’s race. It also delves into other municipal races.
26 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
Candidate ME 4 - Mr Postman...
In this episode, Tom breaks a campaign promise and asks our political gurus for their pick as the biggest broken political promise in Mecklenburg County.
35 minutes | Aug 4, 2017
Candidate ME 3 - The A$K...For Money Light And Dark
This week, we're saving the best for last. As in the last interview in this episode. It's a rare look inside the world of 'dark money' groups looking to influence you and your vote. These groups can and do keep their donor lists secret and they aren’t known for talking with reporters.
49 minutes | Jul 21, 2017
Candidate ME 1- So You Want To Be A Candidate?
Get ready folks, the 2017 election season is now officially underway. Which means dozens and dozens (and dozens) of candidates and their campaigns are hard at work trying to sway you to their side.
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