This post was updated at 4:40 p.m.

The Washington Examiner‘s chief political correspondent, North Carolina-based Republican and Democratic political consultants, and JLF President John Hood shared their thoughts today about the current state of the key 2012 election races.

The setting: JLF’s election preview panel discussion in Raleigh. Featured speakers were the Examiner‘s Byron York, Republican Marc Rotterman, Democrat Brad Crone, and Hood.

Click play below to watch the 1:14:13 event.

We’ll update this post later this afternoon with highlights from each speaker.