North Carolina, Florida, & Kentucky

North Carolina: Hagan leads in two polls. It’s 43% for US Sen. Kay Hagan (D), 34% for Thom Tillis (R), according to a survey of likely voters conducted by American Insights (R), a North Carolina-based polling firm. Libertarian Sean Haugh got 5%. Hagan led among men, women and independents, Tillis among whites and native North Carolinians. The latest Elon University also gives Hagan a lead, though not as strong a lead. Elon showed Hagan with 45% among likely voters, to 41% for Tillis. Hagan was strong among women (52% to 33%). By race 85% of African Americans were for Hagan, 51% of whites were for Tillis.


Florida: Crist leads Scott. It’s 42% for former Gov. Charlie Crist (D), to 39% for incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R), in the latest poll by Public Policy Polling (D), with 8% for Libertarian Adrian Wyllie. But voters don’t like either major party candidate very much: 49% of voters disapprove of Scott, 46% disapprove of Crist.


Kentucky: Outside money flows into Senate race. There’s big bucks in the campaign coffers of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) and his challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), but it isn’t home-grown cash: 81% of contributors of more than $200 to McConnell’s campaign was from out of state; 72% of Grimes’ war chest, reports The Hill newspaper. That’s through June. All told, McConnell has raised nearly $16 million, Grimes $6.4 million.