North Carolina's U.S. Senate race is trending more safely in Kay Hagan's direction compared to the other competitive contests in 2014, according to one pundit.
The Washington Post's Fix blog now ranks the race No. 6 in a list of those most likely to switch parties. (No. 1 is the most likely.)
The N.C. race ranked No. 4 in March. And Hagan, a freshman who rode into office on the 2008 Obama ticket, isn't looking like the most vulnerable incumbent, either. Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas earns that designation, Fix says, ranking the race No. 3. The top two races are open seats.
Here's the writeup: "6. North Carolina (D): Recent numbers from Democratic automated pollster Public Policy Polling suggest Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) helped herself by supporting expanded background checks on gun sales, even as the measure failed in the Senate. North Carolina’s political and geographic profile means Hagan will have to keep the progressive base energized to win, while also appealing to moderate voters. That’s no small task. Meanwhile, on the Republican side, potential prospects include Rep. Renee Ellmers, state Speaker Thom Tillis and state Senate President pro Tem Phil Berger. (Previous ranking: 5)"