• The Democratic Public Policy Polling firm finds the race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis, and Libertarian Sean Haugh stabilizing, with the two frontrunners in the same place this month that they were in August — Hagan with 44 percent, Tillis 40. Haugh’s support has slid over the month from 11 percent to 5 percent, with Haugh voters dividing evenly between Hagan and Tillis in a two-way race. A plurality of voters disapprove of both Hagan and Tillis, though Tillis’ approval rating has risen by 10 points since July.

• U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, D-12th District, and her Republican opponent Vince Coakley took distinctively different positions on a host of issues Tuesday night at a forum in Greensboro.

• The ever-litigious NC NAACP has asked the State Board of Elections to prosecute Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, claiming that an ad he’s running in the Triad mentioning his role in passing a voter ID requirement might discourage people from going to the polls.

• In 2016 news, incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has set aside rumors he may retire. The two-term Republican from Winston-Salem announced Tuesday he will seek another term. Burr spoke in March at a John Locke Foundation Headliner event.