• The latest survey by Public Policy Polling shows Pat McCrory holding his lead over Walter Dalton; down-ticket Republicans are doing better this year than in 2008.


• Democrat Hayden Rogers has expanded his fundraising lead over Republican challenger Mark Meadows in the 11th Congressional District race.


• Vice President Joe Biden will make a campaign stop Monday somewhere in North Carolina.


• Republican insurance commissioner nominee Mike Causey responds to incumbent Wayne Goodwin’s charges of campaign finance violations.


New York Times polling analyst Nate Silver adds to the argument that North Carolina is not a battleground state and says President Obama can lose the state and win a second term.


• The four Democratic women running for Council of State offices will hold joint rallies Saturday in Western North Carolina.