Opening statements.  Carolina Journal editors and reporters will liveblog the debates for governor and president tonight, here at the Locker Room. Drop by!


Face to face. 8th Congressional District incumbent Rep. Larry Kissell, a Democrat, and Richard Hudson, his Republican challenger, will meet today at a noon forum in Lumberton.


Endorsement. The Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee, an organization opposing illegal immigration, endorses  Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre for re-election in the 7th Congressional District. ALIPAC initially planned to remain neutral in the race.


Celebrity appeals. The Obama campaign brings out the stars in this ad urging North Carolinians to register and vote early for the president.