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Kay Hagan says legislative proposals range from laughable to dangerous

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan took a shot at the Republican-controlled legislature Saturday night, saying they were doing damage to education from pre-K to the university system.

“We have seen policies proposed in the last couple of years that would have taken us backward that have ranged from the laughable to the bizarre to the downright dangerous,” Hagan told about 600 people attending the Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner at the Raleigh Civic Center.

Although she didn't mention any names, two of Hagan's potential opponents next year are the leaders of major legislative chambers – House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger.

Hagan said she was prepared to wage a vigorous re-election campaign and that she expected a large amount of Republican-oriented independent expenditures – or what she labeled “extreme groups'' - to be spent against her.

“We are going to prove that the voices that yell the loudest on cable television,” Hagan said, are not the true voices of North Carolina.

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