by Rick Henderson
Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
• The News & Observer‘s John Frank calls Walter Dalton’s “Food Tax Pat” flier attacking Pat McCrory a “smear.”
• Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-7th, is mentioned in a Bloomberg Businessweek article about the declining number of moderates in Congress.
• Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., suggests to WBT 1110 AM in Charlotte that Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio is too green to be considered seriously as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate.
• Charlotte law enforcement officials believe they’ll be ready for protests at the Democratic National Convention.