Still a battleground. Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will make a quick stop today at the Greensboro airport, one day before First Lady Michelle Obama visits North Carolina for her husband’s campaign.


Double-digit lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll gives Republican Pat McCrory a 13-point lead over Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton in the governor’s race.


McIntyre wins conservative kudos. The pro-life Concerned Women for America PAC endorses 7th District Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre in his re-election bid against David Rouzer.


Dueling ads I: Meantime, the Rouzer and McIntyre camps are scuffling over how much McIntyre supports House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.


Rouzer’s first shot:



McIntyre’s response:



Dueling ads, II. Also, the Obama and Romney campaigns are battling over China trade policy.