• Dustin Ingall, assistant director of the Democratic Public Policy Polling firm, tells a group of Cumberland County Democrats the party “will have to absolutely eviscerate” Pat McCrory if Walter Dalton hopes to defeat the Republican for governor … and then backs down slightly after the comments were reported.

• The National Republican Congressional Committee goes after Democratic Reps. Mike McIntyre (7th District) and Larry Kissell (8th District), among others, for their support of President Obama’s “‘nauseating’ attacks on free enterprise.”

• State Rep. Fred Steen, R-Rowan, endorses primary opponent Richard Hudson in the runoff for the 8th Congressional District. The two other unsuccessful primary challengers, Vernon Robinson and Dr. John Whitley, endorse Hudson’s opponent, Scott Keadle.

• The ad wars by both presidential campaigns are heating up in the Tar Heel State.

The conservative Crossroads GPS group is running this ad saying President Obama has broken his promises.



President Obama’s re-election campaign has responded with two ads, the first targeting seniors.



The second highlights veterans and Memorial Day.