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Obama coattails for Hagan?

ABC News speculates on the Obama coattail effect for Kay Hagan: 

But a large turnout of early African-American voters in North Carolina offered an indication that Sen. Barack Obama's relentless campaigning in the state may have paid off for Hagan.

"This is an example of a Democratic senator riding on Obama's coattails," said Jennifer Duffy, the senior editor at The Cook Political Report. "At least 500,000 early voters have been African-American, and Elizabeth Dole isn't getting those votes."

Worth pointing out that Hagan is running ahead of Obama. That may be as much because of their opponents: McCain-Palin was more popular in the end than Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

Still, there's no doubting that Hagan benefited from Obama voters.  


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Re: Obama coattails for Hagan?

That may be as much because of their opponents: McCain-Palin was more popular in the end than Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

Don't forget the racists! Hagan is white, I believe.

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