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Hagan uses Voting Rights Act to criticize GOP legislature

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is using today's anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to poke at the state legislature -- a jab likely intended for potential Republican rival Thom Tillis.

Hagan's office issued a statement Tuesday touting the law on its 48th anniversary but said "injustice remains and threats to the right to vote still exist."

She pointed to North Carolina in particular. “We must look no further than our own state to witness efforts to limit voter access," she said in the statement. "Instead of making this most crucial right more available, a new law in North Carolina will erase a week of early voting, end same-day registration, and eliminate pre-registration for high schoolers all while expanding the way political parties can use corporate money. Every citizen in North Carolina deserves an equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process and make his or her voice heard, and I will continue to advocate for honest and just elections.”

As House speaker, Tillis supported the elections bill. He is the most well known candidate in the field of potential contenders to challenge Hagan in 2014.


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The claim is true

You are entitled to your opinions, but not the facts. Hagan has voted for higher taxes and thicker regulations. As far back as 2010, the NC ESC stated that since the end of 2008 (Hagan/Obama/Perdue election), NC has lost 282,000 jobs. Also, renound NC State economist, Dr. Michael Walden, verified the 300,000 claim as recently as March of this year. (http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/10/2735655/a-coming-boom-for-north-carolinas.html)

Hagan has consistently failed to fight for policies that support our nation's job creators and economic engines and today, we're realizing the consequences in the form of lower personal incomes, sky-high foreclosure rates and millions of North Carolina's out of work. And while Hagan may claim she stands with our state's seniors, much like the rest of her short career in Washington, her record simply doesn't support her rhetoric. With our state and our nation facing extraordinary times, it's no surprise that NC Citizens are seeking new direction in Washington.

This Claim Is Not Remotely True

As you can see here the number of employed in NC is higher now than it was in Jan 2009, when Hagan took office:
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LASST37000006?data_tool=XGtable

Furthermore you can also see that what drop there was was completely in the first five months of 2009 (the effects of the Republican crashing of the national economy) and started turning around in late summer 2009 (as the Obama stimulus which Hagan supported started kicking in).

The facts don't lie.

Over 300,000 NC jobs have been lost under Hagan

The facts don't lie, Senator. More than 300,000 North Carolina jobs have been lost since you took office. You have let down North Carolina through your anti-business policies.

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