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  • The Tide of the Culture War Shifts (Bruce Braley goes after Joni Ernst on personhood)

    09/29/2014 6:31:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | The Editorial Board
    Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by Representative Bruce Braley. The ad lists in detail the anti-abortion positions taken by Mr. Braleyís Republican opponent, Joni Ernst. In the State Senate, the ad says, she sponsored a ďpersonhoodĒ amendment (declaring a fertilized egg to be a person) that would have the effect of outlawing abortion even in cases of rape or incest, and would also ban many common forms of birth control. Ms. Ernst is even shown saying at a...
  • Politico: Sen. Kay Haganís family directly profited from stimulus she voted to enact

    09/27/2014 4:26:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Politico‚Äôs scoop on Kay Hagen is a couple of days old, but it‚Äôs worth mentioning in a tight Senate race in North Carolina, and not just for the scoop itself. Hagan‚Äôs vote on the 2009 stimulus package has come under fire after Politico discovered that $390,000 in ARRA grants went to a firm owned in part by her husband Chip: When Kay Hagan voted for President Barack Obama¬ís 2009 economic stimulus package, the Democratic senator hailed it as ¬ďthe best way forward for working families across North Carolina.¬ĒOne of the families that later benefited is her own.JDC Manufacturing, a...
  • Hagan lead steady at 4 points

    09/20/2014 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 16, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina Senate poll finds the race steady compared to a month ago. Kay Hagan continues to lead by 4 points, with 44% to 40% for Thom Tillis and 5% for Libertarian Sean Haugh. Haugh's impact on the race is waning- since June his support has dropped from 11% now down to this 5% standing. He's also no longer disproportionately drawing supporters away from Tillis- when Haugh's supporters are reallocated to who they would choose between Hagan and Tillis, Hagan continues to hold a 4 point lead at 46/42.
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Reviewís chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, Iíd expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last weekís much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 45%, Hagan (D) 40%

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

    07/23/2014 2:42:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 22, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Kay Hagan continuing to grow her lead over Thom Tillis as the legislative session drags on. Hagan now has 41% to 34% for Tillis and 8% for Libertarian Sean Haugh. Her lead is up from 2 points in May and 5 points in June. The protracted legislative session with Tillis at the helm of it can't be doing him any favors. Only 19% of voters approve of the job the General Assembly is doing to 57% who disapprove, and legislative Republicans specifically have a 31/52 favorability rating. Those things are working together to help...
  • Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama

    07/11/2014 3:13:45 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    Gun Owners of America/ ^ | July 10, 2014 | Gun Owners of America
    ďGun Owners of America [has] blasted the bill as a Ďfake pro-gun bill designed to re-elect endangered anti-gun [Senators] up in 2014 in pro-gun states.íĒ -- Roll Call, July 9, 2014 Earlier today, the ďHarry Reid Preservation Act,Ē S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41. As you know, S. 2363 was a ďnothing-burger billĒ which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) -- pluscosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al...
  • 45 senators, including vulnerable Dems, are asking the EPA to delay incoming emissions regulations

    05/23/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It‚Äôs only a small matter of time until the Obama administration finally, rapturously releases what its hopes will be the crown jewel of its rise-of-the-oceans-slowing climate-change agenda: Regulations capping the emissions from existing power plants, a.k.a., stamping out coal plants across the country. This set of regs is going to be even more complicated and controversial than the regulations for only new power plants the administration released last year, and as the AP obliquely explains, we‚Äôre likely to start seeing those ‚Äúnecessarily skyrocketing‚ÄĚ energy prices Obama once mentioned pretty quickly here: Electricity prices are probably on their way up...
  • RUSH: The Tea Party is Far from Dead -- in North Carolina or Anywhere Else

    05/09/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 53 replies ^ | May 08, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Tea Party is Far from Dead --in North Carolina or Anywhere Else May 08, 2014 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some election news out of North Carolina. You know I don't get involved in primaries. I never have gotten involved in primaries. From my standpoint, it's always been a -- not losing proposition. It's just policy-wise, basically driven by my instincts,stay away from primaries. So I didn't talk much about what was going on in North Carolina, and there was a lot going on in North Carolina. North Carolina is thought to hold the key election determining who will control...
  • (Exempt) Dems don't want to talk O-Care

    04/27/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/14 | Sheila Timmons
    To many Democrats, ObamaCare is a four-letter word. Most Democrats in competitive elections are seeking to avoid the topic, opting not to tout the controversial law on their campaign websites. In a review of battleground races, The Hill found that out of 50 Democratic candidates with active campaign websites, only 11 mention the healthcare law by name, either as "ObamaCare," "Affordable Care Act," or "ACA." Fourteen more mention the law, but not its name, and half the candidates omit it entirely from their websites. President Obama has trumpeted that more than 8 million people have enrolled in ACA-related plans. Meanwhile,...
  • As Goes North Carolina, So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate

    04/19/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 72 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While itís mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero. For Republicans, North Carolina is necessary. Itís the key to control of the Senate. Obama Hagan Itís number six on my list. That is, there are five states where capturing Democratic seats appears more likelyóWest Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas. Then comes North Carolina. Assuming Republicans donít lose any of their own seats, those six pickups would give Republicans a 51-49 majority. And with it, the political...
  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Olympia Snowe, on compromise, Citizens United and former colleague Kay Hagan

    04/14/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 4/14/14 | Mary Curtis
    Olympia Snowe made her case for a return to governing from the ďsensible center,Ē and she did it with conviction. But while the audience was both loud and supportive at a womenís summit in Charlotte, no one Ė and that includes the former Republican U.S. senator from Maine ó thought it would be easy. Snowe was considered moderate in her approach and her politics when she decided not to run for a fourth term in the Senate in 2012. How bad had it gotten? Republicans and Democrats honored her at separate celebrations, a departure from the past. ďItís not even...
  • Tillis leads in Crossroads poll, will get Chamber endorsement

    04/11/2014 3:32:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Reid Wilson
    North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) leads a crowded Republican field for the right to face Sen. Kay Hagan (D) in November, according to a new survey conducted for a super PAC backing his campaign. Tillis scored 27 percent of the vote, compared with 16 percent for physician Greg Brannon and 10 percent for state Baptist Convention President Mark Harris. A handful of other candidates received only single-digit support.
  • The GOP Establishment Has Picked Its Candidate in North Carolina

    04/08/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 4/7/14 | Josh Kraushaar and Alex Roarty
    The GOP establishment is piling on in its support of Thom Tillis. Two sources confirm to the National Journal that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will endorse the North Carolina House speaker, the Republican front-runner for his party's Senate nomination who is fighting off an array of opponents in a primary. The endorsement is expected before the state's May 6 primary. One source with knowledge of the situation said the chamber also plans to air TV ads on his behalf, a big boost for a candidate who already holds a sizable fundraising advantage over his intra-party foes. The business group's...
  • Obama's populist pitch fizzles - "2014 might not be the year for Democrats"

    03/26/2014 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    President Obamaís populist economic pitch is fizzling. The White House hoped to hammer Republicans this year on an array of pocketbook issues centered on hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, an effort meant to appeal to independents and rally Democrats to the polls. Three months in, Obamaís approval ratings are flailing in the low 40s, and Senate Democrats havenít even been able to unify their 55 members on a minimum wage bill. Thatís made it tougher to contrast the positions of Democrats with Republicans in an election year that is shaping up to be about the healthcare law...
  • Democrats Plan Ads in Challenge to Koch Brothers

    03/23/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT · by Kenny · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON ó Senate Majority PAC, a group that supports Democratic Senate candidates, is preparing a $3 million advertising campaign against Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, the libertarian-minded billionaire brothers who support conservative causes and have already poured millions of dollars into the 2014 midterm elections. The groupís effort will last for roughly two weeks and span five states ó Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and North Carolina. In an attempt to combat the Koch brothersí influence, the $3 million buy will nearly match what Senate Majority PAC has spent on all of its other television ads so far this...
  • Brannon says Tillis would be Ďunelectableí to U.S. Sen. Kay Haganís seat

    03/18/2014 5:28:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 3/17/14 | Jim Morrill
    Turning up the heat in the U.S. Senate primary, Republican Greg Brannon said a ďculture of corruptionĒ would make N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis ďunelectableĒ in November. ďThe Democrat attack machine will make easy pickings of his candidacy,Ē Brannon wrote in a new fundraising letter. Brannon hit Tillis on several points, including his 2012 decision to give severance pay to two staffers involved in sex scandals. The attacks are among the sharpest yet in a Republican contest to pick a challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan. Eight Republicans are running in the May 6 primary. But Brannon, more than...
  • GOP candidate: Some groups contemplate infanticide

    03/12/2014 6:08:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 12, 2014 2:43 PM EDT
    A Republican Senate candidate in North Carolina is defending his remarks that some abortion rights groups contemplate infanticide. Greg Brannon, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, told a group in November that killing babies who survived abortions could happen in America, according to a report Wednesday in Mother Jones magazine. Ö
  • That snapping sound you hear is the AFL-CIOís white flag of surrender flying over Dixie

    03/04/2014 9:01:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/4/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When the UAW failed miserably in Chattanooga and was not able to unionize the Volkswagen plant, even with a staked deck, it started a chain reaction and the next domino has fallen. The news that the AFL-CIO has decided to keep its money and not even try to save three Southern Democrat Senators comes as no real shock. The powerful union reviewed the polls and the political climate in North Carolina, Louisiana and Arkansas and decided backing the Democrats in these states would be throwing good money after bad. The decision left Democrat Senators Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Mary Landrieu...
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. Itís the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • (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...
  • Senate Democrats are in big trouble in 2014

    02/23/2014 8:36:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/20/14 | Ron Pearson, Trevor Smith, Ph.D.
    **SNIP** Midterm elections are often a reflection of the approval rating of the incumbent president and now President Obama stands at 42.8%. And elections in the 6th year of a President¬ís term are usually not good for the incumbent¬ís party. To make things even worse for Democrats, the issues of a weak economy and Obamacare make November look bleak for Harry Reid and his Senate Democratic cohorts. ‚óĺAlaska, Mark Begich ‚óĺArkansas, Mark Pryor ‚óĺLouisiana, Mary Landrieu ‚óĺMichigan, Open Seat (liberal Democrat Carl Levin retiring) ‚óĺMontana, John Walsh ‚óĺNorth Carolina, Kay Hagan ‚óĺSouth Dakota, being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson...
  • Tillis gains in primary, NC Senate race still a toss up

    02/01/2014 11:49:15 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | January 14, 2014
    The general election picture has entered into a holding pattern over the last three months, with Kay Hagan trailing her potential Republican opponents by small margins as she continues to suffer from poor approval ratings. 39% of voters in the state say they approve of the job Hagan is doing to 49% who disapprove. She has 1 or 2 point deficits against each of her potential GOP foes. She's down by 1 to Heather Grant (42/41) and Thom Tillis (43/42), and trails by 2 against the rest of the field (43/41 against Greg Brannon and Mark Harris, 44/42 against Bill...
  • 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.
  • Sen. Kay Hagan steers clear of Obama in North Carolina

    01/15/2014 2:51:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/15/2014 | Ashley Killough and Kevin Liptak
    In what may be a sign to come for the midterm elections, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who faces a tough re-election battle this year, stayed far away from President Barack Obama's visit to her home state on Wednesday. And Republicans didn't let the snub go unnoticed. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch Brothers, released a new web video Wednesday, labeling Hagan and Obama as best friends because of their support for the Affordable Care Act. The ad blasts Hagan for repeating what's been dubbed Obama's "lie of the year": the President's broken...
  • Sen. Kay Hagan now trailing all of her Republican challengers in North Carolina

    01/15/2014 11:44:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It wasn‚Äôt so very long ago ‚ÄĒ as in, last September ‚ÄĒ that Democratic senator and enthusiastic ObamaCare cheerleader Kay Hagan was posting fairly comfortable margins leading all of the Republican challengers to her reelection bid this year. Cue the ObamaCare initiation sequence, however, and that all started to change pretty quickly. These past few months have been whittling away at her erstwhile lead, and even as the Republican primary race is starting to solidify, Public Policy Polling‚Äės latest update indicates that all of her potential opponents are seriously gaining on her: For the first time in our polling of...
  • RNC starts negative ads in 40 media markets

    01/08/2014 7:20:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 5:55 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    The Republican National Committee began running ads in 40 media markets Tuesday mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obamaís health care program. Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate. The early action suggests Republicans see the presidentís signature domestic achievement as their way to keep control of the House and perhaps win the Senate. With more than 300 days remaining before Election Day, both sides are looking to set the agenda before voters start paying attention. ďObamacare is going to be the issue in 2014,Ē...
  • Five Senate races to watch

    12/29/2013 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats and Republicans are amassing enormous war chests for a midterm battle that will decide who controls the Senate for the remainder of President Obamaís term. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to reclaim the Senate majority, and are gunning for Democratic incumbents in conservative-leaning states like Arkansas, Alaska, North Carolina, West Virginia and Louisiana. Democrats are mostly playing defense, but see a few opportunities to peel away seats from the GOP column. Here are the five Senate races to watch in 2014. KENTUCKY The reelection bid of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the marquee race...
  • Dem super-PAC defends Kay Hagan on ObamaCare (Has she signed up for Husseincare 21.2 yet?)

    12/05/2013 5:07:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The Senate Majority PAC is up with another big ad buy on behalf of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), a top GOP target in 2014. The ad focuses on stressing Hagan's support of aspects of ObamaCare ó without once mentioning the law by name ó and criticizing her most likely opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), on healthcare issues. "North Carolina can count on Kay Hagan. She protects my Medicare and Social Security. She took on drug companies to lower the costs of prescriptions for seniors, voted to cut waste and fraud in Medicare, forced insurance companies to cover...
  • NC Democrats: Too early to tell health careís election impact (PLEASE change the conversation)

    11/30/2013 12:18:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    News Observer ^ | 11/30/13 | Renee Schoof
    Democratic leaders in counties across the state say they donít think problems with the health care law will hurt their party or Democratic Sen. Kay Haganís re-election efforts next year Ė even as they work on a post-holiday game plan to change the conversation. **SNIP** Local Democrats havenít done a lot to get their message out yet, but Campbell said it will be along these lines: ďWhy wouldnít we want health care for everyone? Isnít that a good thing? Yes, itís complicated and yes itís having problems launching. We hate that, and Iím ever hopeful it will start working better...
  • Kay Hagan reaches for the panic button

    11/16/2013 10:35:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    We mentioned earlier this week how red state Democrat Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina had watched as a previously slim but solid lead in the polls had evaporated of late. It seems that this was no momentary glitch in the numbers and the situation continues to deteriorate. The slide continued with what could only be described as a disastrous conference call with reporters, eager to pepper her with questions about her role in the development and launch of Obamacare, which even the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank saw as a ship taking on water. Well, her problem begins with Obamacare,...
  • A Reversal Of Fortune For Democrats After Obamacare [Kay Hagan Freefall]

    11/13/2013 2:27:42 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 21 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 11/12/13 | Dana Milbank
    Two months ago, polls showed Democrat Kay Hagan leading prospective opponents by double digits in her quest for a second term representing North Carolina in the Senate. So why is she so nervous? Well, her problem begins with Obamacare, ends with Obamacare and has a whole lot of Obamacare in between. Hagan hosted a conference call for reporters Tuesday morning to discuss the problems with the health-care lawís rollout, and the Q&A session was so painful that the senator should qualify for trauma coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Warned You

    11/13/2013 2:48:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | November 13, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, the... No, no, no. What's interesting about that is like Kay Hagan, Democrat senator from North Carolina. All these Democrat senators now want to be exempted from all the fallout of this. There are 13 of 'em, a baker's dozen. They knew when they voted for this. I don't think they deserve to be let off the hook. The Democrats that now want this all delayed -- they want the individual mandate delayed -- they want things delayed 'til after the 2014 election. They've trooped up to see Obama. Folks, they knew. Everybody knew that...
  • Very vulnerable N.C. Democrat Senator Hagan needs help to win? Tokyo Rove to the rescue

    11/13/2013 8:26:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/13/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Having lost a 17 point lead in a month, North Carolinaís Democrat Senator Kay Hagan is in big political trouble. Her blood is in the water and the sharks are closing in on her. North Carolina is swimming in the opposite direction of its neighbor Virginia. The Tar Heel State is run by Republicans and many of them are conservatives. One of them who is not a conservative is Thom Tillis and predictably he is Karl Roveís candidate in the coming Republican primary to run against Hagan. Although he is the Speaker of North Carolinaís House, Tillis is not a...
  • ĎKeep Your Planí bill puts Obama in bind (Democratic unity is cracking)

    11/09/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Justin Sink
    House Republicans are pouncing on President Obamaís apology for cancelled insurance plans to push him into backing legislation that would change ObamaCare. The president on Thursday said he was ďsorryĒ that Americans were losing their healthcare plans despite his frequent assurances that individuals with insurance could keep them. Obama said he was seeking an administrative fix, but Republicans say they have a ready-made solution in the Keep Your Plan bill that they plan to bring up for a vote next week. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president canít address the problems plaguing the healthcare law through...
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • Haganís popularity declines, but she still would beat Republicans (She's now upside-down)

    10/26/2013 7:37:29 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 12 replies
    News Observer ^ | 10/17/2013 | Rob Christensen
    Democratic Sen. Kay Haganís approval rating has dropped, according to a new poll. Hagan has an approval rating of 36 percent, with 41 percent of voters disapproving of the job she is doing, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm based in Raleigh. Another 23 percent were not sure. That is down from last month, when her approval rating was at 43 percent, her disapproval rating was 39 percent and 18 percent were not sure. Hagan still leads her prospective Republican opponents. She would defeat House Speaker Tom Tillis by a 47-40 percent margin, Charlotte...
  • Brannon Grassroots Fundraising Surges in North Carolina

    10/01/2013 2:00:29 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 2 replies ^ | 10/1/2013 | Greg Brannon
    Raleigh, NC Ė In a demonstration of the Brannon campaignís surging strength and support, the campaign announced today that it will report third quarter fundraising totals that more than double the previous quarter. Since the last filing in mid-July the campaign raised over $150,000 and heads into the fourth quarter with more than $100,000 cash-on-hand. The pro-life Obstetricianís fundraising shows an impressive base of support with more than 3,000 individual contributors accounting for more than 4,000 contributions with an average contribution of less than $70. This brings the total raised to over $275,000 since the start of the campaign, solidifying...
  • GOP attacks vulnerable Dems who refused to defund Obamacare

    09/27/2013 7:05:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 | REBECCA BERG
    With President Obama speaking about his new federal health care law in Maryland Thursday, Republicans plan to hit vulnerable Democratic senators for supporting a government spending bill that included funding for Obamacare. The National Republican Senatorial Committee plans to blast Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Kay Hagan, D-N.C.; Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Mark Begich, D-Alaska; and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., for opposing a Republican effort to defund Obamacare in a new government funding bill. All are expected to vote later this week to strip the defunding provision from the bill. "This weekend we will see the Republican Party stand with the American people...
  • Kay Hagan trying to hide her role in making ObamaCare pass

    09/14/2013 6:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Beaufort Observer ^ | September 14, 2013
    Not only was Kay Hagan for it before she was against it, she was one of handful of senators that got ObamaCare passed before she had even read it all. Now she is trying to position herself as opposed to a critical part of ObamaCareÖwho decides who will get what medical care. Jon Ham, writing at Rights Angles show how dishonest Hagan is being about her role in ObamaCare: N.C. Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan enthusiastically supported Obamacare and bragged about helping craft it. And when it came up for a vote in the Senate on Christmas Eve of 2009, she...
  • #NCSEN: PPP poll suggests Haganís in trouble

    06/18/2013 10:18:00 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 8 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/18/13 | David Freddoso
    Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, has a fairly solid record, and theyíre constantly polling in North Carolina, their home base. So it has to give Sen. Kay Hagan, D, a bit of heartburn that theyíre finding her slightly underwater on job approval, and around 45 percent in ballot tests, just squeaking by against candidates ranging from ďbarely known statewideĒ to ďsome dude.Ē
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • Big Money To Demos: ďGun Control Or We Cut You Off!Ē

    03/29/2013 7:21:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 28 March, 2013 | Stranger
    With the usual note that the source is not reliable, the Washington Post reports big money Democratic donors such as Buzzfeedís Kenneth Lerer have given the Democrats an ultimatum.. Pass gun controls or you get no more money from us On the other hand, if the Dimmos do pass gun control they will almost certainly suffer the consequences in both Congress and at the State level. Which puts Andy Jacksonís Jackass Partei on the horns of the dilemma. Briefly quoting the item linked above: Lerer also said he would be intensifying his contributions to Democratic Senate candidates in the next...
  • US Sen. Hagan of NC Backs Same-Sex Marriage Rights

    03/27/2013 1:38:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | March 27, 2013
    North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said Wednesday she backs marriage rights for same-sex couples, joining a growing number of Democratic Party politicians ahead of her re-election race next year. Hagan announced her position as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a law that denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. "Marriage equality is a complex issue with strong feelings on both sides, and I have a great deal of respect for varying opinions on the issue," Hagan said on her official Facebook account. "After much thought and prayer, I have come to...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • Hagan brings listening tour to Wilmington, to make other stops in area (North Carolina)

    07/01/2011 7:47:11 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 5 replies
    WWAY ^ | 6/30/2011 | WWAY
    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Sen. Kay Hagan has been traveling the state on her "Fighting for our Future" budget listening tour. The senator says she wants to hear directly from North Carolinians about common sense solutions to reduce our deficit and put the nation's fiscal house in order. Next week, Hagan will make the fourth and final stop on her tour in New Hanover County. The event is Friday, July 8, at 11:15 a.m. at the McKeithan Center at Cape Fear Community College's North Campus. The roundtable-style listening session will also include UNCW Senior Economist Dr. Woody Hall; Linda Pearce,...
  • Sen. Kay Hagan's North Carolina Office Vandalized

    12/21/2010 5:19:07 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    AOL News - Politics Daily ^ | December 19, 2010 | Christopher Weber
    Police in North Carolina are looking for a vandal who was caught on surveillance video spray-painting swastikas on the front of Sen. Kay Hagan's Greenville office. Investigators made the footage public and are hoping viewers will help them identify the suspect. Greenville Police said along with swastikas, the phrases "criminal government," "what good is justice if the scales are bent" and "blind follow blind" were scrawled Thursday in purple paint outside the Democrat's office and on other nearby buildings. ThinkProgress pointed out that some of the graffiti appeared to be lyrics from the song "Black Panther" by folk singer Mason...
  • Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package ( 5 R's Vote NO)

    12/13/2010 11:40:41 PM PST · by onyx · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/10 07:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    _resident Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.). Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Pat Leahy (Vt.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Mark...