The wife of a marriage amendment sponsor, Jodie Brunstetter, is denying that her husband, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, wrote the proposed amendment to "preserve the Caucasian race."
This comes after a marriage amendment activist confronted her about comments she allegedly made this morning outside the an early voting site at the Forsyth County Government Center.
Another volunteer overheard Brunstetter say her husband wrote the marriage amendment, in part, to "protect the Caucasian race" and to protect marriage from activist judges. That volunteer told Chad Nance, a freelance journalist and political activist opposing the marriage amendment.
Nance video-taped an interview with Brunstetter. The transcript of that interview was reported by Greensboro-based alternative YES! Weekly. Read it here.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Brunstetter denied that she brought up race when campaigning for the marriage amendment.
The story is getting national attention online. The Huffington Post has picked it up, so has Talking Points Memo and The Daily Beast.
North Carolina a bad choice for Obama?
Stuart Rothenberg writes in his Political Report that North Carolina is shaping up to be a political mistake for President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
With the recent scandal plaguing the state Democratic party, high unemployment, and the potential for large protests against Bank of America during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September, Rothenberg told MSNBC's Chuck Todd that North Carolina is looking less and less like a swing state.
Despite all that, North Carolinians still like Obama. Elon University Poll said last week that the presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney trails Obama in likeability.