National notice. Governing magazine highlights the N.C. Supreme Court race between Paul Newby and Jimmy Ervin in a feature on states with judicial races attracting significant amounts of campaign funding.


Raking it in. The 11th Congressional District candidates, Democrat Hayden Rogers and Republican Mark Meadows, are neck-and-neck in campaign fundraising, thanks to a surge in activity from Meadows and his supporters.


Can’t work it in. Voters in the 8th Congressional District are unlikely to see a face-to-face meeting between embattled incumbent Rep. Larry Kissell (D) and his GOP challenger Richard Hudson. Kissell cites scheduling conflicts as a reason he can’t meet Hudson in a debate.


Meet the voters. State House District 9 candidates Rep. Marian McLawhorn (D) and Republican Brian Brown met Tuesday for a candidates forum in Greenville.


Let’s go to the tape. The Romney campaign launches an ad in North Carolina and other states featuring comments he made in Wednesday’s debate with Barack Obama.