GOP steps up attack on Hagan

Posted August 15, 2013
Updated August 16, 2013

— The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a new attack on Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, unveiling billboards that question her accomplishments during her first term.

The billboards, which will be in Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, list Hagan's support of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to by opponents as "Obamacare," as her only achievement during her first four years in office.

"Kay Hagan promised North Carolinians that she would govern as a centrist but instead has been a Democratic partisan, supporting the president's signature initiatives lock, stock and barrel," NRSC press secretary Brook Hougesen said in a statement. "No amount of hedging can hide the fact that she votes with President Obama 96 percent of the time instead of standing with middle-class families in North Carolina.

"Hagan still refuses to listen to the millions of women, workers and families who are calling for Obamacare to be permanently delayed and dismantled so that the rising cost of health care can finally be properly addressed," Hougesen said. "This week, we'll remind voters that President Obama's costly agenda is Kay Hagan's agenda."

Hagan spokeswoman Amber Moon said Friday the senator has had many bipartisan accomplishments, particularly on military matters, and that North Carolina residents know she's working to help middle-class families.


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  • jackjones2nc Aug 17, 2013

    Thom ALEC Tillis is stained with "Jim Crow" voter suppression. Tillis is stained with the attack on education. Tillis is stained with the attack on women's right to healthcare.

  • tracmister Aug 16, 2013

    The Republicans better find better candidates than Tillis or Berger. There is no way that I would vote for either one of them.

  • archmaker Aug 16, 2013

    please nominate tillis. he needs to know that he is not ready for prime time. the u.s. senate does not need members who consider bills on an official state religion and other such foolishness.

    maybe he can be an attorney general if the gop ever get the presidency again. the nips ban law would fit right in with john ashcroft spending $8,000 to cover a statue's breast.

  • notexactly Aug 16, 2013

    we have not forgotten the mess the dems created for the last 100 plus years either. Like you libs tell the reps about Obama"give them a chance" They have done a lot of good things already, see if it works

  • banker27520 Aug 16, 2013

    "Send the Senator home."

    And vote for the likes of crazy Virginia Voxx or Tillis... no way... Hagan's got my vote definitely in 2014.

  • josephlawrence43 Aug 16, 2013

    Hagan needs to stick to serving coffee and doughnuts in her senate office---its not used for anything else.

  • caronia49 Aug 16, 2013

    Send the Senator home. She is a puppet for Obama, and this is sad. If the public does not wake up and stop believing everything the Liberal media says, then this Country is truly heading in the wrong direction.

  • 42_wral_mods_suck_i'm_gone Aug 16, 2013

    And vote for some GOPer from the NC General Assembly like Tillis or Berger? NOOOOOOOO thanks. I'll vote for Hagan.

  • 12345_here Aug 16, 2013

    "What did they do to the State? Not a thing. Some of the legislation has pieces that I do not agree with, ie some of the stuff included in the abortion bill, but for the most part they have finally started moving some things in the right direction. It takes a lot of effort to fix the horrific damage that was done to us.

    If you were really in the working middle class and had school age children or anyone that has heath issues, or believed in honesty and integrity, you would not be proud of what the current General Assembly and Governor have done. They are sacrificing the future for vengeance and tax favors on the rich.

  • free2bme Aug 16, 2013

    Republicans really need to keep quiet. They have helped Kay hagan win the next election by their disregard and bad decisions on the state level. We will not forget what they have done to destroy NC in seven months time.