• Former state Rep. Patsy Keever, D-Buncombe (at right), plans to run for chairman of the state Democratic Party. The election will occur in February.

• Did state Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, accept dozens of campaign contributions above the legal limit? Probably not, suggests Doug Clark of the News & Record, but that’s what the campaign certified to the state.

• When she took the oath of office Wednesday night, Rep. Alma Adams, D-12th, became the 100th woman in the 113th Congress.

• Attorney Paul Mirengoff of the Powerline blog takes on the tale from the Left that voting reforms enacted in 2013 “disenfranchised” minority voters in North Carolina. Barry Smith reported on turnout numbers today for Carolina Journal.