Pearce: A brand new poll shows Senator Elizabeth Dole regaining a solid lead after being down to her challenger Kay Hagan following an onslaught of negative advertising by the DSCC. It was also a great day for the top of the ballot in NC as John McCain jumped from a 3 to a 20 point lead over Barack Obama in the state. Elsewhere around the country, McCain continues to enjoy a surge following his pick of Palin and a convention that clearly grabbed the attention of the electorate. He has taken a 15 point lead among independents and gained in the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, New Hampshire, Missouri, Montana and Wisconsin. This has been a stellar week for Republicans as excitement for the historic presidential ticket trickles down, but will it last? We could be seeing the major turning point in the 2008 election cycle.
My faith in Christ is the most important thing in my life. I am from North Carolina and spent four incredible years at Duke University, including a semester in Glasgow, Scotland, followed by five years in Washington, DC. My wife Chrissy and I spent five months serving in Uganda in route back home to North Carolina in 2013. I love hanging out with people and going on crazy, spontaneous adventures.