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Hagan could face tough re-election fight in 2014

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan could face a tough re-election fight in 2014, according to a new poll.

Hagan leads a hypothetical Republican opponent by a 46-43 percent margin, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm based in Raleigh. Hagan has an approval rating of 35 percent and a disapproval rating of 37 percent, with 28 percent not sure.

No candidate has announced, but there has been wide speculation that House Speaker Thom Tillis of Cornelius may run. There has also been talk about possible interest by Senate leader Phil Berger and U.S. Attorney George Holding, should he be elected in November to Congress.

No Democrat has been re-elected to a Senate seat in North Carolina since Sam Ervin Jr. in 1968.

John Edwards did not seek re-election in 2004, Terry Sanford was defeated in 1992, and Robert Morgan was defeated in 1980.

The survey of 981 likely North Carolina voters was conducted Sept. 27-31 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.


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She Is Absolutely Worthless

I have written to Sen. Hagan on a number of occasions. Her responses generally come so far removed from when I first wrote that I am hard pressed to remember when I wrote her. If you go on her website there is no email address to use so you can't simply just check your sent mail. In any case, I have determined that her replies come 2 months after you contact her. Impressive response to her constituents. Or not.

In each case, she has noted my concern, and then told me why she voted the other way. She's not in Congress to represent her position; she's there to represent mine. If she can't do that, what use do I have for her? None.

I look forward to working actively to get whoever decides to run against her elected next year. At this point, I don't really care who it is. I just am certain who it should not be.

FWIW, I am a registered Independent. Kay Hagan for Retirement!


I contacted Kay Hagans office during the Health Care Debate.  It took 2 days to get through her switch board (constantly busy).  When I was able to finally reach a staffer to clarify my position on the Obama Care.  The staffer advised me that Hagan's office was inundated with callers opposing the Obama Health Care Bill. I asked how the calls were lining up. Answer: 90% opposed, 10% for.  I then asked how Senator Hagan planned to vote. Answer: Unsure.  Big surprise - In the end Hagan chose to go with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi rather than her constituants here in NC.  We will not forget in 2014!

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