Election Day 2012 isn’t even here yet, but some U.S. senators are already out planning fundraisers to pay for their 2014 re-election campaigns. Including North Carolina’s Kay Hagan.
The Washington Post reported last week that Democrat Hagan is having a “Holiday Reception in support of her re-election” on Dec. 11 at Fiola on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Political action committees can attend by ponying up $5,000, according to the Post.
Her re-election bid is being closely watched as a number of Republicans appear to be lining up to challenge her.
Hagan, who beat Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole in 2008, isn’t alone in raising money for 2014. The Post reported that Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., was hosting a “Roundtable Lunch” for discussion of “the looming fiscal cliff.” To “co-host” the event: $5,000. But those who want to be Warner’s “friend” can show up with just $1,000.
--Tim Funk, Observer staff writer