Ads in U.S. Senate contests turn nasty

By Dave Levinthal

More than seven in 10 U.S. Senate-focused television ads last week attacked or criticized a political candidate.

Excerpts from this story referencing "North Carolina":

"… sed attack ads splashed across Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina. The National Republican Senatorial Committee produced about 1,900 demonst …"

"… 1,900 demonstrably nasty ads targeting Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa or North Carolina. But Senate election ugliness smacked Kansas harder than any other state …"

"… other station nationwide. It also led all stations the week before. North Carolina’s Senate race, where Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan faces Republican Thom Til …"

South Dakota campaign funds move sideways

By Denise Ross

Campaign funds move sideways, effectively skirting individual giving limits

Excerpts from this story referencing "general election":

"… ctory in that three-way GOP primary in 2002, and went on to easily win the general election and serve two terms as a popular governor, from 2003 through 2010.Rounds s …"

"… that amount.At the same time, Daugaard's opponents both in the primary and general election took advantage of South Dakota's system and accepted PAC donations exceedi …"