Three headlines capture three scenarios in the Democratic Senate primary:
“Marshall looks for another statewide win in Senate primary.” (From WRAL, whose poll has her leading.)
“Dem Senate primary in North Carolina could be headed to runoff.” (From The Hill in Washington.)
“Poll: Cunningham Closes the Gap in North Carolina.” (From Congressional Quarterly.)
Any one of the three scenarios could happen: Marshall wins, Cunningham wins or they’re in a runoff. But a runoff is unlikely, since no poll shows Ken Lewis and the other candidates getting a total of 20 percent.
Marshall’s new ad is clearly a low-budget production, but her campaign has a clear message: She’s fighting Wall Street, banks, insurance companies and lobbyists.
Her campaign is probably happy with the big headlines about her fining super-lobbyist Don Beason. But some of her supporters complain that the Secretary of State’s office has done little over the years to publicize her “standing up.”