• Gov. Bev Perdue in May criticized Mississippi, so Magnolia State Gov. Phil Bryant will campaign in New Bern, Perdue’s hometown, for Mitt Romney.


• Democrat Linda Coleman, who’s running for lieutenant governor, calls on Republican opponent Dan Forest to repudiate his opposition to public funding of Planned Parenthood.


• Michael Jordan will host a basketball-themed fundraiser for President Obama.


• Americans for Prosperity launches an ad calling for Obama’s defeat.