It’s in the game. The Obama campaign is renewing a tactic from the 2008 election, running ads on interactive video games to encourage online gamers to vote early.


Be careful what you wish for? Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton is comparing Republican nominee Pat McCrory to Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker.


Backed by biz. State Reps. Tim Moffitt, R-Buncombe, Craig Horn, R-Union, and Tom Murry, R-Wake, win the endorsement of the North Carolina chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business.


LGBT support. State Rep. Susi Hamilton, D-New Hanover, and Democratic House candidate Deb Butler, also of New Hanover County, get the endorsement of the gay rights group Equality NC.


Stealth contest? The left-leaning AlterNet site named the 10th Congressional District race between incumbent Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry and Democratic challenger Patsy Keever one of its 10 “under the radar” contests to watch.


On the air. Republican Mark Meadows, battling Democrat Hayden Rogers for the open seat in the 11th Congressional District, took to the airwaves with this political ad.