The turmoil at the North Carolina Democratic Party attracts national attention from Politico.

The Republican Governors Association makes a major TV advertising buy to attack Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton.

Fern Shubert, a former state senator and House member who did not win enough support to reach the GOP runoff election for state auditor, endorses Greg Dority over Debra Goldman.

GOP congressional candidates Richard Hudson (8th District) and Jim Pendergraph (9th District) are de-emphasizing their earlier questions over President Obama’s birthplace.

Retiring Democratic state Rep. Alice Borsden says Republicans have waged a “war on women.”