North Carolina Republican Senator Liddy Dole is up with a response ad answering challenger Kay Hagan's ad that accused her of dirty politics after she aired a spot that suggested Hagan doesn't believe in God. (Got all that?) Hagan -- who is an elder at her church -- has also filed a defamation suit against Dole over the attacks on her faith.
Let's take them from the top:
A newly-released CNN/Time/Opinion research poll, taken before the Godless ad kerfuffle, shows Hagan nine points ahead.