Looking ahead to the 2022 U.S. election
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This week on FLASHPOINT, WCNC's Ben Thompson is joined by U.S. Senate hopeful Cheri Beasley. Beasley was the first African-American woman to serve as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. She's using that role, and two successful statewide races, to tout her strength on the campaign trail.  Beasley discusses why she thinks President Biden has earned a 'B' grade for his first seven months as head of state, her plans for NC ahead of the 2022 election, and more. 

 

Next, Ben sits down with Republican National Convention spokesman Paris Dennard on how the committee wants to appeal to voters of color ahead of the 2022 election. This week, Dennard spoke to a group of Black conservatives in Charlotte.  Dennard said the RNC is putting down roots in key battleground states, hoping to make inroads with black voters. "When you look at the things people are concerned about; safety and security, making sure they have jobs and the economy. Those are things that are applicable to all walks of life," Dennard explained. 

 

All of this and more on FLASHPOINT!

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