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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Zeno Ponder, March 22, 1974. Interview A-0326. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Disappointment in Holshouser's work as governor may turn the state Democratic again

Ponder notes that North Carolina has been traditionally Democratic since the Civil War but became a Republican state later. He thinks disappointment with Jim Holshouser's work as governor may lead people to vote Democratic again.

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Oral History Interview with Zeno Ponder, March 22, 1974. Interview A-0326. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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The state of North Carolina was Democratic. It had been since the Civil War. And at that time certainly looked like it was going to be for a long, long time. Even beyond Jim Holshouser, maybe. But, anyway . . .
BILL FINGER:
That may be.
ZENO PONDER:
And it might go back now Democratic I would think for at least 50 years. I don't think he has done the Republican party any great service by some of the programs he has done.