NC-Sen: It's an Elaine MarshallBomb, October 8th!

Public Policy Polling, from my home state of NC, called Richard Burr "the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in the country."

His opponent, Elaine Marshall, is a proven fighter and would be a great progressive voice in the U.S. Senate - perhaps the only true southern progressive in the chamber.

So why on Earth aren't we doing everything we can to get her elected?

That question led me to develop and plan a moneybomb for Elaine Marshall, to go to New Jersey to film some video, and put my PAC (Grassroots Farm Team) into full gear to keep North Carolina blue.

There's more...

NC-Sen: It's an Elaine MarshallBomb, October 8th!

Public Policy Polling, from my home state of NC, called Richard Burr "the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in the country."

His opponent, Elaine Marshall, is a proven fighter and would be a great progressive voice in the U.S. Senate - perhaps the only true southern progressive in the chamber.

So why on Earth aren't we doing everything we can to get her elected?

That question led me to develop and plan a moneybomb for Elaine Marshall, to go to New Jersey to film some video, and put my PAC (Grassroots Farm Team) into full gear to keep North Carolina blue.

There's more...

NC-Sen: It's an Elaine MarshallBomb, October 8th!

Public Policy Polling, from my home state of NC, called Richard Burr "the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in the country."

His opponent, Elaine Marshall, is a proven fighter and would be a great progressive voice in the U.S. Senate - perhaps the only true southern progressive in the chamber.

So why on Earth aren't we doing everything we can to get her elected?

That question led me to develop and plan a moneybomb for Elaine Marshall, to go to New Jersey to film some video, and put my PAC (Grassroots Farm Team) into full gear to keep North Carolina blue.

There's more...

NC-Sen: It's an Elaine MarshallBomb, October 8th!

Public Policy Polling, from my home state of NC, called Richard Burr "the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in the country."

His opponent, Elaine Marshall, is a proven fighter and would be a great progressive voice in the U.S. Senate - perhaps the only true southern progressive in the chamber.

So why on Earth aren't we doing everything we can to get her elected?

That question led me to develop and plan a moneybomb for Elaine Marshall, to go to New Jersey to film some video, and put my PAC (Grassroots Farm Team) into full gear to keep North Carolina blue.

There's more...

NC-Sen: Marshall wins runoff, will face Burr

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall has won today's runoff Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. With most of the votes counted, Marshall leads Cal Cunningham by 60 percent to 40 percent. Marshall will face first-term incumbent Richard Burr, whose approval ratings have long been anemic.

I'll never understand why the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee intervened on behalf of Cunningham in this race. Since the campaign began, Marshall has polled better against Burr than Cunningham. In fact, Tom Jensen, director of North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling, noted today,

Marshall is looking considerably more competitive against Richard Burr at this point in the election cycle than Kay Hagan did against Elizabeth Dole two years ago. Our most recent poll found Marshall down 46-39 to Burr. In late June of 2008 Dole led Hagan 51-37 in our polling. Certainly the 2010 election cycle is not shaping up as positively for Democrats as the 2008 one did. But Burr's approval numbers are weaker than Dole's were, his lead in the race at this point is smaller than Dole's was, and the fact that he is easily the most endangered Republican incumbent in the country should ensure this race gets a lot of national money poured into it. Burr is favored to win but it will be close, and Democratic voters ensured that today with their votes for Marshall.

A win for Democrats in North Carolina would virtually eliminate any chance the GOP has of retaking the Senate this November. At the very least, the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee will now have to spend precious resources on defense here.

UPDATE: Ed Kilgore reports on the other North Carolina primary election results.

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