• A new SurveyUSA poll for Time Warner Cable News offers little good news for incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. Half of the respondents disapprove of her performance and only 38 percent approve. Moreover, she finishes second (but within the margin of error) to each Republican challenger. House Speaker Thom Tillis ranks first among Republicans with 25 23 percent, followed by Greg Brannon at 15 percent, Mark Harris at 11 percent, and the others in single digits, with 34 percent remaining undecided.

• U.S. News blogger Lara Brown notes that, if embattled Democratic incumbents Hagan and Mary Landrieu (La.) hold their seats, there’s a chance the 2015 session of the Senate will have the most female senators in history.

• The Washington Post profiles the Senate race, highlighting the importance of money in the campaign.

• Eight of the nine candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District fielded challenging questions from students at Greensboro Montessori School. Only High Point’s Don Webb missed the forum.

• State Rep. Alma Adams, D-Guilford, one of seven Democrats running for the chance to succeed U.S. Rep. Mel Watt in the 12th Congressional District, rolls out a complete list of endorsements from individuals and groups.