Here's new evidence that North Carolina's 11th district may develop into a "sleeper" race this fall.
Rep. Heath Shuler, a Blue Dog Democrat, is polling under 50 percent in his conservative western North Carolina district and leading his relatively unknown GOP challenger by just 12 points, according polling conducted for the campaign of businessman Jeff Miller.
The survey showed Shuler at 46 percent with Miller at 34 percent and 18 percent undecided.
The poll of 300 likely general election voters was conducted for Miller's campaign June 1-3 by Public Opinion Strategies and had a 5.6-point margin of error.
Source: CQ Politics
Related: Open Secrets goes into detail regarding the money race, and underlines what has been a concern of mine since 2008 when the Republican candidate, Carl Mumpower, refused to make a serious attempt to raise money.
See previous posts regarding this race.