Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, July 5, 2012

• Rep. Larry Kissell, D-8th, who represents Mecklenburg County, not only declines to endorse President Obama but also says he may not attend the Democratic National Convention … in Charlotte.


• Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will do an Asheville fundraising brunch with Pat McCrory July 19.


• News14 Carolina taped a debate featuring 9th Congressional District Republican runoff contenders Jim Pendergraph and Robert Pittinger that will be aired several times before the July 17 election.


• The Obama campaign starts running an ad in North Carolina and eight other states. found problems with its accuracy.


Rick Henderson / NcIcl-dot-0rg

Rick Henderson became editor-in-chief of Carolina Journal in August 2016 after being managing editor of Carolina Journal since April 2009. Before that, he had worked more than...

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