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Hagan: No on Wall Street bailout

Kay Hagan says she would have voted against a Wall Street bailout.

In a late-night press release, the Democratic Senate candidate said she would not have supported a bill that passed the Senate last night because it did not do enough for "everyday North Carolinians."

"It's a fix for Wall Street, not Main Street, and this isn't a situation where we can afford to only address half the problem," she said in a statement. "I've said that any new bailout legislation must add real accountability, oversight and protections for Main Street to ensure we never find ourselves in this position again."

Earlier in the day, Hagan repeatedly dodged taking a position on the bailout, saying she didn't want a "rush to judgment." At 5:13 p.m., U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole's staff sent out a release saying she would vote against the bailout.

The Senate voted to pass the bill around 9:22 p.m., 74-25, though a procedural vote took place around 9:07 p.m. Copies of the final version of the bill were floating around Capitol Hill by noon.

Hagan's release followed at 10:16 p.m.

Update: An earlier version of the post misstated the exact time of the vote. 


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Re: Hagan: No on Wall Street bailout

Hate to point out the obvious Carlton, but if Hagan was taking marching orders from Reid and Schumer she would have supported the bill like the two of them did. According to 30 seconds of research I did, Dole votes with the party 88.1% of the time. I dont think that constitutes independence from the GOP, nice try though.


Re: Hagan: No on Wall Street bailout

This is what NC will get if Hagan wins this fall, a Senator who will take marching orders from Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer. Dole has displayed independence from the GOP, but Hagan can say no such thing for her legislative record in regards to party line voting.

Re: Hagan: No on Wall Street bailout

I thought she had no position yesterday during her conference call with reporters?

She waits to see how Dole votes, then decides to have a position?

That, is leadership.

Wow What a Leader!!!

Wait and see what Mrs. Dole does then make a political judgment as to her position on the bailout package.

We really don't have enought of that kind of "leadership" in Washington already!!! But why was I expecting it from Hagan? She's been doing the same thing in the State Senate for the past 10 years.

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