by Rick Henderson
Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
• Endorsements keep flowing in for GOP contenders for the 6th Congressional District. The News & Record of Greensboro sides (reluctantly) with Mark Walker. The Tea Party Express backs Phil Berger Jr. Early voting is underway, and the runoff takes place Tuesday the 15th.
• Clay Aiken, the “American Idol” runner-up and Democratic nominee for the 2nd Congressional District, told the Moore County NAACP that if elected, he would be more accessible to constituents than Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers.
• Meantime, the Hollywood gossip site Radar Online reports that Aiken is having a custody battle with the mother of their son. The story says Jaymes Foster, who works in the music industry, is paying Aiken child support.
• Douglas Holmes, the winner of the GOP primary to challenge state Sen. Mike Woodard, D-Durham, in the 22nd District, has been disqualified by the Caswell County Board of Elections because he doesn’t live in the district.