Well it is quite the day for health care activism: Not only does Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) relent in the wake of activist pressure to allow a public plan out of the HELP Committee, but Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) takes the pledge.
Not surprisingly, Senator Kay Hagan is still unable to convince herself that a public option-- which 76% of the American people support-- should be a part of health care reform...
How in the world did the freshman senator from North Carolina wind up as the key figure in the health care debate? How can one lone moderate Democrat on a committee of liberal Democrats sink the public option? Fact is, Kay Hagan alone won’t sink the public option. Show More Summary
Kay Hagan has a Jello problem. At least that's my take from reading Mark Binker's story on her position regarding health care coverage. Senator Hagan's statements are a shuffle of non-committal waffling and triangulation that would make...Show More Summary
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is running ads in North Carolina and several other states. Obviously the target in North Carolina is Senator Kay Hagan. BlueNCers have been busy calling and emailing the Senator so she will know how we feel. Show More Summary
I wrote to Senator Kay Hagan today and will be following up with a call on Monday regarding the Healthcare Reform that Congress is currently screwing up debating. I thought I would be another BlueNC member to share my letter with you...Show More Summary
Sen. Kay Hagen (D-NC) Mike Lux wants to know: This won't be a long post, because I just need to ask a simple question. With Ted Kennedy too sick to come down to DC and make the committee vote, Democrats will need every Senator on the HELP committee to produce a strong bill, a bill that fights for what Teddy Kennedy has been fighting for his entire life.
This won't be a long post, because I just need to ask a simple question. With Ted Kennedy too sick to come down to DC and make the committee vote, Democrats will need every Senator on the HELP committee to produce a strong bill, a bill that fights for what Teddy Kennedy has been fighting for his entire life. Show More Summary
Most Americans think some kind of public option must, by necessity, become part of our nation's health care mix. Senator Kay Hagan can help make that happen. She just needs a little asking. Thanks. ...
I've not much to say except to point you to this diary by NYCEVE on DKos. I am stunned that Senator Hagan would take this stance. I called Hagan's office and whoever answered said Senator Hagan hadn't yet decided whether or not to support a public option.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor had a busy and painful day yesterday. While on her way to Washington to meet with Senators Chuck Grassley, Max Baucus, Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, Jeanne Shaheen and David Vitter, Sotomayor broke her ankle after a stumble at LaGuardia Airport. Show More Summary
From University News: U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan visited Appalachian State University Wednesday to learn more about the university’s renewable and alternative energy projects as well as efforts to support entrepreneurship in an eight-county region. She said a “green economy” was important to the future of the state and nation.......
Remember a couple months ago when the North Carolina Senate race was in full swing? It was Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole against Democratic challenger Kay Hagan. To many outside NC, Hagan was a relatively unknown figure — that is, until Dole’s campaign put out a press release saying she was promoting atheist values and had [...]
This week we saw the first floor speeches made by our two newest elected officials in Washington. Rep. Larry Kissell spoke in support of SCHIP and encouraged congress to consider optional funding for the program. Senator Kay Hagan spoke in support of the Lily Ledbetter Act. (Video coming later today.) read more
The article in the Raleigh News & Observer today, noting Senator Kay Hagan as one of many co-sponsors of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Paycheck Act, raised my hopes that we may actually see this passed and become law in 2009. Debate is suppose...Show More Summary
Isn't it always the case? The new guy/gal on the block is the one getting all the attention. North Carolina's newly minted Senator Kay Hagan is targeted for heavy lobbying over two high-profile issues on their way to showdown Senate votes soon--the first on children's health care, and the others before too long on labor organizing rights. read more
Today, at 12:14 p.m. Senator-elect Kay Hagan took the oath of office becoming the Junior Senator from North Carolina. Congratulations Senator Kay Hagan! Thank you for your service to our state and to our country. read more...
Chris Cillizza from The Washington Post has chosen his Best Senate Campaign of 2008...I think you see where this is going. Drumroll please.... And the best Senate campaign of 2008 is: Kay Hagan of North Carolina -- Hagan, a state senator, got into the race against Sen. Show More Summary
Democratic pollster John Anzalone says that Elizabeth Dole’s “Godless” ad against North Carolina Senate seat opponent Kay Hagan “doomed Dole’s chances to keep the race close.” Hagan’s numbers “skyrocketed” after the ad was aired. “It would have been a much closer race [if she didn’t air the Godless ad]. Kay would have won by 3-4 points [...]