Rep. George Holding (R) "announced internal poll numbers that he says show him down three points" in a fundraising email on Monday, which Holding campaign manager Carter Wrenn then confirmed. "Holding attributed some of the poll numbers to television ads being run by North Carolinians for a Fair Economy, a super PAC that is not required to name its donors." Former lieutenant gubernatorial nominee Linda Coleman (D) lags behind the Republican in fundraising and has yet to go on the air.
Wrenn: "We want people to understand where we are. We don't want people to take this election for granted. George has always won by a pretty comfortable margin. This is a completely different election."
Coleman: "I’m glad George Holding’s DC pollsters were able to show him what we in North Carolina’s 2nd district have known for quite some time — it is time for a change. Voters are sick and tired of George Holding selling us out in favor of the powerful special interests that bankroll his campaign, which is why we are ahead and are poised to win in November.” (Raleigh News & Observer)