by Rick Henderson
Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
• Obamacare on the docket. 9th Congressional District candidates Robert Pittenger (R) and Jennifer Roberts (D) debated Wednesday in Charlotte.
• On the stump. GOP candidate for governor Pat McCrory will hold a rally in Emerald Isle Saturday, joined by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
• Survey says … A new NBC News/Marist poll (PDF) gives President Obama a slight lead in North Carolina and shows McCrory to continue holding a double-digit lead over Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton.
• Connect the dots? The latest anti-McCrory ad from a group funded by the Democratic Governors Association attempts to link the former Charlotte mayor to a tax break passed by the General Assembly, of which he is not a member and has no vote.