Git ‘er done. Early voting continues to outpace 2008 levels.


Open the floodgates I. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-8th, spends more than half a million dollars in the first half of October in his frantic bid to defeat Republican challenger Richard Hudson.


• Open the floodgates II. The NC Judicial Coalition, the super PAC supporting the re-election of Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, has spent $1.3 million on the “banjo ad” for Newby.


Nobody asked. A mailer sent by the state Republican Party supporting Dennis Riddell in state House District 64 has been disavowed … by Riddell.


Getting better. Senate District 25 Republican candidate Gene McIntyre was released from the hospital Friday after his auto accident two days earlier. He’s expected to resume campaign activities in the next couple of days.