Florida: Scott leads Nelson in new poll. Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) is up over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D) by 4 points ahead of their senate election in November. A 40-36 lead has Republicans feeling confident, but it remains within the margin of error. Scott has a 61% favorability rating in the poll, perhaps even better news as the Summer draws to a close. North Carolina: Holding feeling the burn. Republican Congressman George Holding (NC-02) this week send out an email saying that he trails his Democratic opponent, Linda Coleman, by 3 points. That news is surprising considering it is a relatively red district and Holding has a significant fundraising edge, and it could be a bad sign for North Carolina’s Republican incumbents in battleground districts. Kentucky: Trump to campaign for Barr. As U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R) faces a difficult reelection campaign in his Lexington-based district, reinforcements may be on the way. Word is that President Donald Trump is planning to head to the Bluegrass State for a rally in support of Barr, who is in a tougher-than-expected race with Democratic candidate Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot.