North Carolina Senate Race Is Extremely Close

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 1:40 pm

The entire race could hinge on whether or not Haugh’s support holds up as we get closer to the election. Suffolk found his supporters lean towards Tillis as their second choice by a margin of 54 percent to 35 percent, which is why when PPP ask people who they would vote if Haugh weren’t on the ballot Hagan’s lead drops to just one point.

 

NC Sen: Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan Holds Small Lead

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:22 pm

In a three-way race Kay Hagan stands at 39 percent, Tom Tillis gets 34 percent, and Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh takes 11 percent. This is a rather weak lead for an incumbent so early in the cycle.

An Open Letter to Senator Kay Hagan

By: Sunday June 9, 2013 6:00 pm

Dear Senator Hagan:

Of the many challenges you as a candidate might have anticipated would come your way as a Senator from North Carolina, I cannot imagine that you–or anyone—could have dreamed that among them would be the most horrendous and treasonous attempts to destroy the civil rights of Americans that we have witnessed ever in our nation’s history.  More unthinkable would have been that the enemy of our freedoms would be the Executive Branch of our Government.

U.S. Sen Kay Hagan Issues Tepid Response to NC Marriage Amendment

By: Monday September 19, 2011 1:40 pm

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan has a communications closet problem. While the North Carolina Democrat is a supporter of LGBT rights generally – she voted in favor of the current federal hate crimes law and to repeal DADT, she has a history of trying to fly under the public radar in doing so, as if the right wing isn’t going to notice her voting record.

Kay Hagan Voted for Audit the Fed, But Will Now Oppose

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 11:35 am

JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon sits on the board of the NY Federal Reserve. He knows what the Fed is doing. But Hagan says Congress can’t be trusted with that information because they would leak like a seive and the markets would crash. In the short span of a year, she has decided she doesn’t want anyone to tell her anything, and that we should just trust Jamie Dimon to do the right thing.

That’s. . . delightful.

Will PhRMA’s Fax Machines in the Senate Continue Eshoo’s Work?

By: Monday November 16, 2009 11:50 am

Ask Sherrod Brown to save us from PhRMA and the Eshoo/Hagan/ lobbyist-written biologics legislation HERE. Well, we now know that 42 bipartisan members of the House were willing to act as PhRMA’s fax machines. I guess it shouldn’t have been a surprise — 80 House Dems signed a letter to Henry Waxman, telling him to [...]

Sherrod Brown: Biologics Should Not be Subject to an “Endless Monopoly Period”

By: Monday November 2, 2009 6:30 pm

Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio has been the leading voice in the Senate on the issue of biologics, the expensive drug treatments made from living organisms, and his advocacy for affordable, generic versions of the potentially life-saving drugs will continue once the Senate health care bill hits the floor. The Senate HELP Committee version of [...]

The Devil in Anna Eshoo’s Details

By: Monday November 2, 2009 1:06 pm

I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear that Rep. Eshoo did not intend to put an evergreening period in her bill. Because not only would it apply to important breast cancer drugs, but also to drugs yet to be developed for everything from Alzheimers to an AIDS vaccine. Thank you, Rep. Eshoo, for your commitment to having a bill that does not allow for “evergreening.”

Now the question becomes — how are we going to get one?

Help Sherrod Brown Get Bipartisan Support for Health Care Reform

By: Monday November 2, 2009 9:58 am

In the Senate, Kay Hagan sponsored an almost identical piece of legislation to Rep. Eshoo’s on biologic drugs, which would keep important lifesaving treatments for breast cancer and other diseases, which can cost $50,000 to $300,000 a year, from every becoming generics. Even if you’ve got an 80% insurance copay, as Sherrod Brown notes, that’s [...]

Oops! Blue Cross Simultaneously Mails Customers Rate Increase with Opposition to Public Option

By: Wednesday October 28, 2009 6:30 pm

Maybe it was just lousy timing, but many customers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are ticked off at the mail they’ve received recently from the state’s largest insurer.

First, they learned their rates will rise by an average of 11 percent next year.

Next, they opened a slick flier from the insurer urging them to send an enclosed pre-printed, postage-paid note to Sen. Kay Hagan denouncing what the company says is unfair competition that would be imposed by a government-backed insurance plan. The so-called public option is likely to be considered by Congress in the health-care overhaul debate

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