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  • Ad Tells North Carolina Voters: Thank Kay Hagan for Funding Abortions With Your Money

    10/24/2014 9:16:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    life news ^ | 10/24/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A new television commercial has a message for voters in North Carolina: they can thank pro-abortion Senator Kay Hagan for funding abortions with their tax dollars. Faith Family Freedom Fund, the super fund connected with Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), announced today the launch of a TV and radio ad campaign in the North Carolina Senate race. kayhagan2The TV ad targets Senator Kay Hagan for supporting Obamacare, which forces every American taxpayer to pay for elective abortions. Last month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report confirming that Obamacare subsidizes elective abortions with taxpayer funds and lacks transparency...
  • Senator Kay Hagan a no-show at debate

    10/22/2014 7:33:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    A debate in North Carolina that was supposed to feature incumbent Senator Kay Hagan and her Republican challenger state senator Thom Tillis ended up with Tillis sitting next to an empty chair because Hagan declined to participate. From Fox News: The program initially billed as a debate between Tillis and other candidates turned into a one-hour conversation with him and two reporters, as well as responses to emailed or recorded questions from the public. Hagan announced over the summer her decision not to participate, while Libertarian Sean Haugh didn't meet a 15 percent polling threshold to join Tillis. An empty...
  • Subtle: Pro-Kay Hagan fliers warns GOP victory with lynching images

    10/21/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Once is a coincidence, but twice is something else entirely. Less than 24-hours after the rapidly imploding Wendy Davis campaign in Texas warned that the interracially married Greg Abbott may just try to ban interracial marriage as governor, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) supporters in North Carolina are also engaging in a bit of inelegant race-baiting. The North Carolina-based Fayetteville Observer reported on Monday that churchgoers in Cumberland County were appalled on Sunday when they were treated to an image of a Jim Crow-era lynching on a flyer warning of what may occur if Republicans take control of the Senate....
  • Churchgoer taken aback by political flier's lynching imagery (Pro-Hagan flyer)

    10/20/2014 4:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Futch
    Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote. The front of the flier blares: "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014." The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching. Someone tucked the flier under McNair's windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road. "My daughter said, 'Mom, look in the background. They're lynching somebody.' It's the lynching of an African-American...
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organizationís protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

    10/19/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Updated: October 18, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    With less than four weeks until Election Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committeeís independent expenditure arm is shifting resources to increase its investment in six states, including South Dakota and Georgia. The NRSC has moved $1 million to South Dakota, plus another $1.45 million to Georgia. In South Dakota, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made a $1 million television ad buy this week, on the heels of tightening poll numbers that showed its candidate, Rick Weiland, gaining ground. In Georgia, a new poll suggests a runoff is likely. The NRSC also is upping its investment in four other states: Alaska,...
  • 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, ďThe game is rigged.Ē She was more right than she knew. As it turns out, North Carolinaís Democratic senator was doing some of the rigging. Now, Kay Haganís political future may depend on how voters react to the story. Haganís vote for the 2009 stimulus, coupled with revelations that the legislation resulted in taxpayer funding for her familyís 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. ďI am calling on the Administration to temporarily ban the travel of non-U.S. citizens from the affected countries in West Africa,Ē Hagan, who is running for reelection,
  • Sen. Kay Hagan: CDC 'Is Certainly Giving Us Great Guidance' On Ebola (Really?)

    10/16/2014 5:07:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    As Ebolaís arrival in America becomes a more pervasive story, some candidates in the 2014 election are weighing in on the subject. Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina took some time to say that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is ďgiving us great guidance, but we've got to make sure the implementation is perfect.Ē Hagan Praises CDC's Handling of Ebola These remarks come after a second nurse caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian citizen who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, had become infected with the virus. The nurse, Amber Vinson, was...
  • Hagan Husband Pocketed Stimulus Savings

    10/15/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10-15-14 | Michael Warren
    A company owned by the husband of Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina received taxpayer money for a green energy project through the federal stimulus of 2009, later revising down the project's estimated cost and keeping the difference. Don Carrington at the Carolina Journal, a publication of the conservative John Locke Foundation, has the scoop on how JDC Manufacturing, co-owned by Chip Hagan kept savings from a stimulus grant instead of returning the money to taxpayers: The companyís original application stated the total project would cost $438,627, and said JDC would contribute ďleveraged fundsĒ amounting to $187,983, or 43...
  • 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 bodyís 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...
  • Will Blacks in North Carolina, and Elsewhere, Continue to Buy the Liberal Line?

    10/13/2014 6:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Star Parker
    Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to gain control of the Senate. Consensus to date points to good prospects of this happening. But one state where the picture remains unclear for Republicans is North Carolina. Republican challenger, speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives Thom Tillis, has failed to pull ahead of Democrat incumbent Senator Kay Hagan and average of latest polling shows him behind 3 to 4 points. Mitt Romney won North Carolina in 2012 by three points. In the last ten presidential elections, Republicans prevailed in North Carolina eight times. North Carolina is anything...
  • Latino group hits Hagan, Pryor could be next

    10/10/2014 8:08:27 AM PDT · by dangus · 8 replies
    Latinos' furor with red-state Senate Dems escalated this week when the grassroots advocacy group Presente Action began running radio ads against Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), targeting her push against executive action on immigration. The Spanish-language ads will air for a week on two stations and tells listeners: "Senator Hagan voted with the most anti-immigrant senators in Congress in support of the continued deportations of our community." Hagan, locked in one of the most competitive Senate races this cycle, has for months publicly resisted Obama moving unilaterally on immigration and that has earned her the wrath of groups like Presente -...
  • Pro-Life Ad: Kay Hagan Too Extreme on Abortion for North Carolina

    10/07/2014 8:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mallory Quigley |
    Today Women Speak Out PAC, partner of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), launched an 11-day, $620,000 television ad campaign in the Raleigh, North Carolina media market to expose Senator Kay Haganís position on abortion. kayhaganďThis hard-hitting television campaign is air support for our extensive ground game. To date, our field team has knocked on more than 104,000 doors and made more than 245,000 phone calls to turn out pro-life voters who donít typically vote in midterm elections,Ē said Women Speak Out PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser. The ad featuring Ned and Rebecca Ryun and their daughter...
  • Haganís 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 ó Sen. Kay Haganís 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 ó a company owned in part by Greensboro attorney Charles ďChipĒ Hagan III, Sen. Haganís husband ó received the stimulus grant for the solar project at a 300,000-square-foot facility in Reidsville, N.C. ... Hagan, a...
  • 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 · 24 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 · 11 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/gunowners.org ^ | 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
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 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
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 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
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 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
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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...