With gun enthusiasts leaning on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan to take a more definitive position on gun control, Hagan announced Tuesday that she has been named co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus.
Hagan will co-chair the committee with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota. Hagan had previously been vice chair of the group that has 300 members.
“North Carolina is among the best places to hunt and fish in the country and I'm honored to continue to protect our rich outdoor heritage as co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus,'' Hagan said in a statement.
“I grew up in a family of lifelong hunters, and some of my favorite activities are hiking and fishing with my family across our state,” Hagan wrote.