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    06/24/2015 1:37:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan won’t run for Senate in 2016, disappointing Democrats counting on her to unseat Republican Richard Burr in what will be a major swing state race. Hagan was unseated by Republican Thom Tillis in 2014 after one term in the Senate, and has struggled in the polls since, but was the obvious pick to challenge Burr. She’s been calling donors and supporters to inform them she won’t run, reported Roll Call. Hagan performed relatively well in an election where Republicans secured big majorities in the House and Senate, and supporters figured she could unseat Burr...

    11/04/2014 8:15:30 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/4/14 | Aurelius
    Despite the New York Time's prediction that Tillis will lose, Pundit Press projects that Thom Tillis will be the next Senator of North Carolina! With 94% of the vote in, Tillis holds a 48,000 vote lead over Hagan. Hagan's problem is that Wake County and Cumberland County, two heavily populated and heavily pro-Hagan counties, are 100% in. Hagan simply cannot make up that margin. On top of that, pro-Tillis counties, such as Cleveland and Davidson are under-reporting thus far. Hagan may gain a few votes, but Tillis should win by 20,000 votes or more.
  • Tillis wins North Carolina, GOP takes Senate

    11/04/2014 7:28:05 PM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 35 replies
    local news ^ | na | na
    Ha an goes down by 1.5%.

    11/04/2014 5:27:13 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 67 replies
    Vanity | 11-4-14 | Edmund
    Hagan up 9 points...yes 9 almost 30% in. Unless that includes all the ghettos, this is scary.
  • Last minute surprise: North Carolina investigating Kay Hagan over ‘conflict of interest’

    11/03/2014 5:37:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/03/14 | Noah Rothman
    For about 20 minutes just after midnight on Sunday morning, The Charlotte Observer published a story detailing the apparent conflict of interest which could represent a violation of ethics by embattled Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC). The story revealed the details of an investigation into Hagan’s family, which received hundreds of thousands of dollars in stimulus grants – grants which Hagan voted for as a member of the U.S. Senate. The story was the first time that the state’s largest paper, The Observer, had informed their readers of the nascent controversy, but Tar Heel residents had to read it fast. The...
  • Dems Pin NC Hopes on Black Vote (Where are the subpoenas for the political sermons by preachers?)

    11/02/2014 3:04:49 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/14 | d riehl
    North Carolina Democrats are taking to black churches today - and tomorrow for so called "Moral Monday" in an effort to drag Kay Hagan over the finish line before Republican Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Senate race. Hagan is a mere +1 in the current Real Clear Politics poll average, making the race too close to call. At churches across North Carolina, ministers took to pulpits Sunday morning with messages laced as thickly with pleas to turn out at the polls as they were with scripture. Led by the local NAACP, black churches have engaged in months of voter education...
  • Charlotte Newspaper Deep-Sixes Late Story on Hagan Self-Dealing Stimulus Scandal

    11/02/2014 6:53:31 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 2, 2014 | 9:13 AM EST | Tim Graham
    The Charlotte Observer seems to be suffering from a vanishing-Kay-Hagan-scandal problem today. Republicans seized on a new story (cached here) on how Senator Hagan's husband benefited from the "stimulus" program. But the link went into "Page Not Found." Local TV station WBTV was reporting that the Hagan family self-dealing is under "further legal review." That's not a great story for the weekend before the election. Is that why its link broke?
  • Bill Clinton Plugs Kay Hagan In N.C.

    11/02/2014 1:23:40 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/14 | Tarini Parti
    Former President Bill Clinton joined some of the biggest Democratic names in North Carolina to fire up a crowd of supporters here Friday afternoon with a simple message: Get as many people as you can to the polls, or else be prepared for Sen. Kay Hagan’s defeat and a GOP takeover of the Senate. Clinton — along with former Gov. Jim Hunt, the longest serving governor of the state, and Reps. David Price and G.K. Butterfield — hailed Hagan as the choice for working families, women and minorities. The former president name-checked issues like education, equal pay for women, voting...
  • North Carolina Senate: Hagan (D) 47%, Tillis (R) 46%

    10/31/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 30, 2014
    Kay Hagan, long viewed as perhaps the Senate’s most endangered Democrat, is still hanging in there in the closing days of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Hagan with 47% of the vote to Republican challenger Thom Tillis’ 46%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, and another three percent (3%) are still undecided.
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to “send Kay Hagan home.” In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • New Democrat Tactic: "Voter Shaming"

    10/29/2014 3:20:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, what is voter shaming? In North Carolina they're having the same problem, the Democrats are. It's not as pronounced as Colorado because Kay Hagan hasn't begun the silly implosion. Actually she has. It just hasn't registered yet. I mean, this woman, stimulus money went to her family? Her family is wealthy. She's flip-flopped on all kinds of things. The incompetence that is finally on display that is the Democrat Party, is just not a surprise to me, but so many people are finally seeing it. They're reacting in ways that we would all hope. "The North...
  • North Carolina: Hagan and Tillis Tied in U.S. Senate Race

    10/29/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Marist Poll ^ | October 26, 2014
    In the contest for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, 43%, and her Republican challenger and state legislator Thom Tillis, 43%, are in a dead heat among North Carolina likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate or have voted early. Six percent are undecided, and 6% of likely voters with a candidate preference say they might vote differently. Hagan and Tillis maintain their support among their respective party’s base. However, Tillis leads Hagan among independents likely to vote. A gender gap also exists. Hagan has a 10 point advantage among women likely...
  • Hagan locked in dead-heat with GOP rival in nasty, costly, NC Senate Race

    10/30/2014 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 29, 2014
    SALISBURY, N.C. – Regardless of who wins, the North Carolina Senate race will go down as the most expensive, likely ugliest contest of the 2014 midterms, with more than $100 million spent and more than 90,000 ads – most of them attacks – aired across the state. Democrat Kay Hagan is fighting for a second term in the Senate. Six years ago, she famously beat Elizabeth Dole to steal the seat. Republicans are determined to win it back this year and have poured millions into the campaign of Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House. Until recently, Tillis remained...
  • Per Twitter: Tillis campaign saying internals show tie

    10/29/2014 3:24:21 PM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    Self via Twitter | 10/29/2014 | LS
    Apparently the Tillis campaign is now saying its internals show a tie. Normally I'd be disinclined to believe internals, but this would jibe with virtually every trend in the country now---NM, WI, IA, GA, and so on.
  • Why the new NBC poll should make Kay Hagan nervous

    10/28/2014 4:10:57 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 33 replies
    WAPO ^ | October 27, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Over the weekend, NBC News and Marist College dropped a bunch of new polls in key Senate races, just over a week before Election Day. Colorado -- The trend among pollsters here is consistent; Cory Gardner (R) has seen polls move in his direction pretty consistently. Except in Quinnipiac polling, which in September was an outlier and now has merged with the consensus. Georgia -- A lot of the polling in this race has been done by firms not in the eight we identified above, which is interesting in and of itself. But the SurveyUSA trend (and those two other...
  • Michelle Malkin newsletter has a virus attached to it.

    10/27/2014 7:20:39 AM PDT · by oldbrowser · 17 replies
    I was just reading the Michelle Malkin Newsletter. When I started to view the Kay Hagan video accusing her opponent of being responsible for the Trayvon Martin death if got a nasty virus on my computer.
  • Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen. Hagan

    10/25/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 25, 21 | Mitc014
    Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan. Clinton headlined a rally in Charlotte with Hagan, who is locked in a tight re-election campaign against Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Before more than 1,000 people in a convention center ballroom, Clinton said the race will come down to turnout. And she asked Hagan's supporters to get voters to the polls on her behalf. "A race will often come down to who has more money, who is peddling more fear and who turns out. And there is nothing...
  • Dem Senate Candidate in N.C. Skips Debate (Kay Hagan)

    10/21/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10-21-2014 | Daniel Halper
    Democratic Senate candidate Kay Hagan skipped tonight's debate in North Carolina "Facing new reports of corruption and insider deals, Kay Hagan skipped tonight’s North Carolina Senate debate, leaving an empty chair to represent her campaign. After the last debate, America Rising trackers caught Hagan skipping the post-debate press conference because of her inability to answer questions about missing Armed Services hearings on ISIS," claims America Rising. "This is not an image or video that conveys strength or confidence from Kay Hagan’s campaign 2 weeks out from Election Day."
  • Hagan lead pretty steady in NC Senate race

    10/20/2014 2:35:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 16, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds a steady race, with Kay Hagan leading at 46% to 43% for Thom Tillis and 5% for Sean Haugh. This is the third month in a row that Hagan has held an advantage of either 3 or 4 points. In a two candidate race Hagan still leads Tillis 47/44, indicating that Haugh's potential 'spoiler effect' on the race is waning. Haugh's supporters only say their second choice would be Tillis by a 34/30 spread now, considerably closer than the difference was earlier in the campaign. Both candidates remain unpopular in the closing stretch of...
  • Kay Hagan's October Surprise

    10/19/2014 2:10:34 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Campaigning for the Senate in 2012, former Harvard law professor cum left-wing populist Elizabeth Warren touched down in North Carolina and told voters, “The game is rigged.” She was more right than she knew. As it turns out, North Carolina’s Democratic senator was doing some of the rigging. Now, Kay Hagan’s political future may depend on how voters react to the story. Hagan’s vote for the 2009 stimulus, coupled with revelations that the legislation resulted in taxpayer funding for her family’s businesses, has emerged as an October surprise in a race hitherto marked by her unexpected resilience in a difficult...
  • Hagan Flip Flops Again, Issues Third Position On Ebola Travel Ban

    10/17/2014 9:19:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Caroline May
    Not again! After being for a travel ban, then changing her position to say such restrictions would not work, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is back on board with a travel ban. “I am calling on the Administration to temporarily ban the travel of non-U.S. citizens from the affected countries in West Africa,” Hagan, who is running for reelection,
  • Thom Tillis hits Kay Hagan on Stimulus Grant

    10/17/2014 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | October 17, 2014 | James Hohmann
    North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis is launching a new television ad Friday suggesting his opponent personally profited from the 2009 stimulus law. The 30-second spot notes that Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband co-owns a company that received nearly $390,000 in federal grants for energy projects and tax credits created by the stimulus. “She’s 96 percent for [Barack] Obama, 100 percent for herself,” says a narrator. The ad will air statewide and comes as the National Republican Senatorial Committee is investing $6.5 million more in the Tar Heel State. “Days after Kay Hagan took office, she pushed Obama’s stimulus...
  • GOP Senate Candidate: Welfare Is Basically Slavery Reparations

    10/13/2014 9:56:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    When the North Carolina State Assembly set out to pass a resolution in 2007 expressing the body’s regret for its participation in the institution of slavery, conservatives objected on the grounds that black North Carolinians would use it to advance the cause of reparations. Republican Assemblyman Thom Tillis, who is now challenging Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat, sought to allay those conservatives' concerns by flipping the argument. Reparations already exist in the form of welfare programs, he noted, and Republicans would be better positioned to oppose them if they purchased some goodwill with conservative Democrats by acknowledging...
  • Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis pull no punches in second debate

    10/08/2014 6:20:04 AM PDT · by drellberg · 28 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014 | Craig Jarvis
    Tuesday’s second debate between U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis picked up right where the candidates left off when they met last month, but with far more vigorous and direct criticism of each other.
  • Hagan’s Husband Used Stimulus Money To Hire His Own Company ( North Carolina )

    10/07/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | Oct. 7th, 2014 | Don Carrington
    Solar company formed weeks before Chip Hagan's business received grant. RALEIGH — Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband and son created a solar energy contracting company in August 2010, and then, using $250,644 in federal stimulus grant funds, her husband hired that same company to install solar panels at a building he owns. Public records show that Green State Power was formed seven weeks before JDC Manufacturing — a company owned in part by Greensboro attorney Charles “Chip” Hagan III, Sen. Hagan’s husband — received the stimulus grant for the solar project at a 300,000-square-foot facility in Reidsville, N.C. ... Hagan, a...
  • #NCSEN: The charge of the clothespin brigade

    09/19/2014 4:08:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Some Republicans and Tea Partiers in and around Moore County are launching a “Clothespin Challenge.” One of the organizers posted this on her Facebook Page: (SNIP) So, the predominant GOTV strategy this year is ”hold your nose” and mark the box next to the GOP candidate’s name? Is that what we’ve become? From Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan and Jesse Helms’s appeals for liberty and freedom and limited government to HOLD YOUR NOSE?
  • #NCSEN: Only 45% of the white vote FOR Tillis?

    09/18/2014 3:56:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    We posted earlier about the Fox News poll of this race. Digging into the cross-tabs led us to discover a really interesting stat. Hagan, the Democrat, is drawing 33 percent of the white vote — which can be expected for a Democrat candidate in this state and this day and age. Democrats tend to make up for that deficit with a huge turnout by blacks and other minorities. The astonishing thing is that Tillis, the Republican, is only drawing 45 percent of the white vote.
  • #NCSEN: A RNC-Tea Party powwow in Charlotte?

    08/28/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Sources agopvstre telling us that emissaries from the DC Republican establishment had a sit-down with NC Tea Party activists in The Queen City Tuesday evening. Roughly a dozen activists — most of whom were closely affiliated with Greg Brannon’s primary campaign for the US Senate — met with two individuals identifying themselves as Republican National Committee operatives at the Taco Mac sports bar near South Park Mall. “They wanted to know where we might find some common ground,” on Tea Party-affiliated attendee told us. “They said they understood there was some heartburn among Tea Partiers about the GOP and Thom...
  • Campaign 2014: NC candidates want Lt. Dan

    08/27/2014 3:54:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    I communicate regularly with a number of elected officials at the state and local levels across North Carolina. The drive-bys have been speculating about WHO among the Democrat candidates would welcome Barry Obama swinging by for some campaign help. I decided to pose a similar question to some GOP incumbents and candidates who will be on the ballot in 2014: Who would you like to have campaign with you? I asked one Republican legislator if he would like to have Gov. Pat McCrory campaign with him. “Pardon my French,” the legislator responded. “But, Hell No!” I asked the same thing...
  • Obama to Address Veterans in Trip Weighed Down By Politics [BO Pretends to care today]

    08/26/2014 5:29:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    twc news ^ | 8/26/14 | Leslie Mayes
    .....Obama will be in the Queen City Tuesday to address the 96th annual convention of the American Legion which is underway in uptown Charlotte this week. Air Force One is expected to touch down at about 11:20 a.m. and the President will be speaking around 12 p.m.
  • North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 45%, Hagan (D) 40%

    08/09/2014 2:29:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 07, 2014
    Republican challenger Thom Tillis has pushed slightly further ahead of Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Tillis earning 45% support to Hagan’s 40%. Six percent (6%) prefer another candidate in the race, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
  • #NCSEN: Rasmussen, Rove conspiring to create illusion of Tillis momentum?

    08/09/2014 12:55:53 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Rasmussen Reports — a polling firm with close ties to Karl Rove and the Bush political organization – has released their “latest” polling on the North Carolina US Senate race. It purports to show Republican Thom Tillis at 45 percent, Kay Hagan at 40 percent, 6 percent for “Other” and 9 percent “Undecided.” (SNIP) The only polls I’ve seen showing Tillis ahead are these Rasmussen surveys, and one from Civitas right after the May primary. Just two days ago, Civitas releases a poll showing Hagan leading Tillis by TWO. Tillis is also woefully behind Hagan in fundraising. And the DC...
  • (Exempt RAT) Sen. Hagan seeks to paint herself as moderate in new TV ad

    08/07/2014 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    News Observer ^ | 7/29/14 | John Frank
    U. S. Sen. Kay Hagan makes a direct pitch to voters in her campaign’s new TV ad, describing herself as a moderate who fits with North Carolina’s split political loyalties. “One of the things I love about North Carolina is that unless you’re talking basketball, you don’t have to pick a team,” the Democratic incumbent says in the 30-second spot that began airing Tuesday. “That’s how I get results for folks here at home. Republican or Democrat, if an idea works for middle class families – I am all for it.” In the kicker, Hagan says she’s “not too far...
  • ACT NOW on Senate Baby DNA Bill

    07/09/2014 3:33:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act is waiting in the US Senate for a vote. Last week, before the House voted on it, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann went to the floor of the House and said parent consent should be required. But it passed without consent requirements. Now, the U.S. Senate is planning to vote on the HouseĘĽs newborn screening bill and send it to the President. The Senate wants to hotline it, but we want to stop it unless it has written informed parent consent for the government storage, use, analysis, and sharing of newborn DNA. Call your Senators...
  • Can Democrats Keep Messing with Republican Primary Voters? (NC)

    05/07/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/06/2014 | Molly Ball
    As Kay Hagan, a Democratic senator from North Carolina, pondered her reelection campaign this year, she faced an array of possible Republican opponents. . . . . Hagan, in a ploy Democratic candidates have increasingly employed in recent years, waded right in. She used her campaign funds to run anti-Tillis ads on conservative talk-radio stations and send mailers that targeted Republican households. The ads attacked Tillis on ethics and for having once said Obamacare was "a great idea" (Tillis says he was being sarcastic). . . . Patriot Majority was styled to seem like a Tea Party group, with its...
  • Senate Dems consider adding immigration to NDAA

    05/02/2014 6:49:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeremy Herb
    Powerful Democratic senators are considering including a measure in the Senate’s defense authorization bill that would offer legal status to young undocumented immigrants who join the military. With a similar effort in the House stalled, the Senate might provide a new opportunity for immigration advocates. But some senators are warning that including the proposal could sink the annual defense bill, one of the few must-pass bills remaining in Congress.
  • POLL ALERT! Dead Heat! (Greg Brannon Email, U.S. Senate Campaign--NC)

    04/08/2014 2:27:04 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 9 replies
    Greg Brannon Campaign Email | April 8, 2014 | Greg Brannon
    SharpRightTurn, Public Policy Polling (PPP) just released their latest poll for North Carolina. And the results are phenomenal: Tillis 18% Brannon 15% Harris 11% Grant 7% Alexander 6% Bradshaw 5% Snyder 2% As you can see, the race is now a statistical dead heat -- and I'm within the margin of error of my establishment-backed opponent. SharpRightTurn, thanks to your generous support, our voter outreach program is working, and the momentum is clearly on our side. With less than 30 days until the May 6 Republican Primary, victory is within our reach. But time is running out for you and...
  • After missing talk-a-thon, (exempt NC RAT Kay) Hagan speaks out on climate change

    03/15/2014 3:35:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    News Observer ^ | 3/14/14 | Renee Schoof
    **SNIP** “This current path is unsustainable, and we must take steps now to slow and stop the effects of climate change.” Hagan also brought out her own record as a state senator, and said she was proud of it. She mentioned that she had supported a mandatory renewable energy standard and a law that required emissions reductions from coal-fired power plants. She also cited efforts in North Carolina to develop clean energy technology. Hagan wrapped up with a call for Democrats and Republicans to work together on “commonsense measures” on energy, without spelling out what that might be. Congress hasn’t...
  • The Insiders: Get ready for the Obamacare ‘Big Punt’ (Individual mandate collapse)

    03/06/2014 5:27:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/06/14 | Ed Rogers
    **SNIP** The distraction of Ukraine and the media’s numbness to the stream of Obamacare travails is providing time and a smokescreen for Obama to prepare a big announcement for after March 31, 2014: The BIG PUNT, i.e. a delay in the individual mandate. The White House and their Democratic allies must realize that they are on a trajectory to lose the Senate in 2014 and are likely coming to terms with the idea that delaying the individual mandate is one way to attempt to change that path. Look for the president to bite the bullet and give in to the...
  • Could Bill Clinton help (exempt NC RAT) Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign?

    03/02/2014 2:58:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    News Observer ^ | 3/01/14 | Renee Schoof
    **SNIP** Republicans dismissed the idea that Clinton would help Hagan on economic issues or health care, at least not with people who don’t approve of Obama. “No matter how many times Bill Clinton visits North Carolina, the fact is Kay Hagan has voted in lockstep with President Obama,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee spokeswoman Brook Hougesen. But Clinton could stir up the party faithful, said Thomas Eamon, a political science professor at East Carolina University and the author of a new book about North Carolina politics, “The Making of a Southern Democracy.” “I also think that probably right at the...
  • (Exempt RAT) Senator Kay Hagan confronts the burning question that could make or break her campaign

    03/01/2014 11:13:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 3/01/14
    **SNIP** Senator Hagan released the following statement to ABC11: "When this law was written, we established a three-year transition period so that insurance companies had time to begin offering plans that met the requirements of the law for the 5 percent of people on the individual market. As I've made clear, I didn't know that some insurance companies would use that transition period to sell outdated plans without fully notifying consumers that they would no longer be available in 2014. But as soon as it came to my attention last fall when I heard from constituents who felt blindsided by...
  • (Still exempt NC RAT Kay) Hagan makes re-election bid official, dodges health care

    02/26/2014 2:34:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    News Observer ^ | 2/24/14 | John Frank
    **SNIP** Pressed on the question two more times as reporters followed her outside to the parking lot, Hagan did not answer. She offered this explanation without further details: “it wasn’t clear that insurance companies were selling substandard policies.” Blue Cross Blue Shield, the state’s largest insurer, responded by saying Hagan’s comments “are simply not true and she should know better.” Company spokesman Lew Borman said the insurer notified customers that they could keep a grandfathered plan. Customers were also given an opportunity to return to a grandfathered plan, Borman said. “The fact is that every step along the way, we...
  • Senate Democrats: Why Didn't Someone Tell Us Obamacare Would Cut Medicare?

    02/20/2014 6:59:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    NRO ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee points out that North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and other vulnerable Senate Democrats are now whacking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid… for enacting changes required by Obamacare. Hey, Senator Hagan, if you want to blame someone, blame the foolish or dishonest lawmakers who voted for the law! Wait a minute, that’s you! In 2009, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) promised North Carolinians who depend on Medicare that she was going to “protect Medicare” and that they would “not see a drop in their Medicare coverage.”
 But in 2010 Kay Hagan voted to slash Medicare Advantage...
  • Strassel: The Many Faces of (still exempt NC RAT) Kay Hagan

    02/15/2014 1:44:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/14/14 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Defying physics, ObamaCare has managed to create energies where none existed before: confusion over policies, anger over lost doctors, panic over costs. Most amazing has been the law’s ability to produce entirely new Washington life forces. The scientific formula goes like this: Another day + Another ObamaCare disaster = A New Kay Hagan. Back in 2008, North Carolinians were introduced to Bipartisan Kay, a hope-and-change candidate who argued that Sen. Elizabeth Dole was a lackey for a partisan George W. Bush. “It is time for someone to reach across party lines,” explained Bipartisan Kay. “Voting 92% of time with the...
  • (Exempt NC RAT) Kay Hagan slams the Koch brothers

    02/13/2014 8:18:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/13/14 | TAL KOPAN
    **SNIP** A key part of the barrage against Hagan and other Democratic senators that Republicans perceive as vulnerable in 2014 is tying them to Obamacare, something Hagan defended. “The people in North Carolina have the fifth-highest signup on the exchanges, after Florida, New York, California and Texas, it’s North Carolina, so they’re very interested in this,” Hagan said. “We want to show that the Affordable Care Act is something whose time has come. It’s going to really change how the cost of health care will not have these huge increases that we’ve been seeing every year.” Hagan also referenced the...
  • (Exempt NC RAT Kay) Hagan responds to critics’ new ads

    02/05/2014 2:09:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 2/04/14 | Jim Morrill
    U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan had a terse response Tuesday to another wave of TV ads that a conservative group is running against her. “The big agenda that people need to be asking is, who is it who’s funding these ads and what is their real agenda?” she said, adding that their agenda includes tax cuts for the wealthy. Hagan responded to a question about the latest attacks by Americans for Prosperity, a group started with support of the conservative Koch brothers. The ad attacks Hagan over her support for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
  • (Exempt NC RAT Kay) Hagan Trails GOP Challenger by 7 Points

    01/27/2014 2:28:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/27/14 | Andrew Johnson
    North Carolina’s Kay Hagan is becoming the country’s most vulnerable Democrat even after distancing herself from President Obama during his recent visit to the state. A new Rasmussen poll reveals that Hagan is trailing her likely Republican opponent by the largest margin yet.
  • Hagan to get rival in Democratic primary in NC

    01/23/2014 10:02:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 1/23/14
    It looks like U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will have at least one rival in this May's Democratic primary in North Carolina. First-time political candidate Will Stewart of Pender County said Wednesday he plans to run against the first-term senator. The 31-year-old Stewart runs a computer repair and website building business and previously worked in carpentry. Stewart is challenging Hagan because he argues she supports the status quo in Washington and that the public is tired of politics as usual. Stewart says voters can relate to someone like him. Stewart's website list campaign finance reform, stopping the Patriot Act's renewal in...
  • Brannon will open campaign office in Winston-Salem tonight (Hagan retirement tour)

    01/19/2014 3:49:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | 1/17/14 | John Hinton
    Dr. Greg Brannon, a Cary Republican who intends to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan, will visit Winston-Salem tonight to open his campaign office in the city. **SNIP** Brannon, an obstetrician, is among six Republicans who intend to run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in the May primary.
  • See the Americans for Prosperity Ad That Has Democrats Running Scared (Where's Kay Hagan?)

    01/15/2014 2:09:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/15/14
    **SNIP** In recent weeks Sen. Hagan has attempted to distance herself from President Obama and his administrations failed policies.