by Rick Henderson
Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
• The “Fracking Crew” ads have hit the road, as it were. Environmental groups led by the Natural Resources Defense Council are running variations of the ads that aired in the Triangle to new markets, the mountains and the Sandhills.
• The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case has drawn differing responses from Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and her Republican challenger, state House Speaker Thom Tillis.
• Get ready! Early voting opens Thursday for July 15 runoffs. Heading the field is the race for the Republican nomination in the 6th Congressional District between Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker.
• The Duke Chronicle profiles the November contest in the 1st District between incumbent Democrat G.K. Butterfield and Republican challenger Arthur Rich.