Instant analysis. Don’t forget: Carolina Journal and John Locke Foundation staffers will liveblog tonight’s debates between Walter Dalton and Pat McCrory at 7 and between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at 9 right here at the Locker Room.


GOTV. The Democratic National Committee and the Obama campaign are hosting a statewide bus tour, urging Democrats to take advantage of early voting.


Endorsement time. The Winston-Salem Journal‘s editorial board urges readers to support Pat McCrory for governor.


Who’s on the ballot? Voters may notice the effects of redistricting for the first time when they learn they’ll reside in a new congressional district next year. Tens of thousands of voters in New Hanover and Pender counties were moved from the 7th District to the 3rd.


Pickin’ and grinnin’. A humorous ad run by the Super PAC supporting the re-election of Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby has hit the airwaves.