The big names keep coming. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee, will campaign today in Raleigh and tomorrow in Winston-Salem for President Obama.


Tight margin. A poll commissioned by the campaign of Democrat Jennifer Roberts puts the candidate for the 9th Congressional District surprisingly close to Republican Robert Pittenger in this presumed GOP stronghold.


Not as close. A Republican poll of voters in state House District 41 (Wake County) found incumbent Republican incumbent Tom Murry with a 10-point lead over Democratic challenger Jim Messina. Also of interest: Mitt Romney has an 8-point lead over Barack Obama; analysts say Romney needs to win Wake and Mecklenburg counties or Obama will take North Carolina’s electoral votes again.


Holdouts. U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-3rd District, joins Reps. Ron Paul of Texas and Justin Amash of Michigan as the only three Republican House members not to endorse Mitt Romney for president.


Age-less appeal? Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appears in an ad for the Romney-Ryan presidential ticket to pitch the team’s Medicare reforms.