First we see, on BlueNC, that Elizabeth Dole is in trouble -- and it IS trouble when your approval rating is dipping this far below 50% -- and then we see that Dole's supposed leading Democratic opponent, state Sen. Kay Hagan, currently polling in the low zeroes, hires a campaign manager who instantly manages to piss off the press.
Is this what you call "confluence"?
The now quite dotty U.S. Senator vs. the Bush-lite state senator who sees some good in domestic spying. At least Hagan's new campaign manager brings comic timing to the event!
For other Democrats running in the May 6th primary, consult the complete list here.