U.S. Senator Kay Hagan

Politics & Government
2:06 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Tillis Defeats Hagan

Thom Tillis
Credit www.thomtillis.com

A little more than a decade ago, Thom Tillis was a resident of the town of Cornelius in northern Mecklenburg county. He wanted a bike trail near his house, and, despite knowing nothing about politics, he lobbied the local parks commission. Soon, he won election to it, then the town council, then the State Legislature three times, until he became speaker.

And then last night, he won a seat in the U.S. Senate.

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The State of Things
11:34 am
Thu October 23, 2014

The State of Things Issues Table: Education

The 2014 midterm elections are less than two weeks away, and we continue our issues-based series talking about the state of education in the state.
Credit NC General Assembly/US Senate


As the midterm elections get closer, education is a prominent topic in North Carolina’s congressional races. 

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Politics & Government
7:53 am
Sat October 18, 2014

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan Calls For Travel Ban From West Africa

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U.S. Senator Kay Hagan has called for a temporary ban on travel from countries in Africa affected by Ebola.

The Hagan campaign released the senator's statement Friday afternoon. In it Hagan calls for a temporary travel ban on non-U.S. citizens from the affected countries in West Africa, and she calls on the President to take that step immediately.

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The State of Things
12:37 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Hagan and Tillis Meet For Second Debate

Hagan/Tillis Debate
Credit Jessica Jones, WUNC

The race for North Carolina's senate seat is one of the hottest and most expensive in the nation.

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis met in their second debate yesterday. They exchanged sharp words on national security, healthcare and immigration.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Michael Bitzer, professor of politics and history and provost at Catawba College, about the debate.

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Politics & Government
8:36 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Senator Rand Paul Stumps For U.S. Senate Candidate Thom Tillis

Republican Senator Rand Paul appeared with U.S. Senate Candidate Thom Tillis in Raleigh.
Credit Jessica Jones

Wednesday morning, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was in Raleigh to support Republican state Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis, in his race for the U.S. Senate. Tillis is running against the incumbent, Democratic Senator Kay Hagan, and the race is close. Republicans hope that Paul’s appearance will give Tillis a boost.

Big Ed’s restaurant in Raleigh was packed with diners and Tillis supporters long before the two men slipped in through a side door to work an appreciative crowd.

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Breaking Down The NC Senatorial Debate

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Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan squared off with her Republican challenger, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis in their first senatorial debate last night.

The race is essentially neck and neck with two months left before midterm elections. Tillis attempted to tie Hagan to an unpopular president, while Hagan tried to associate Tillis with an unpopular legislature. 

And with nearly $15 million in spending from outside groups, the race is already one of the most expensive in the country.

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Politics & Government
2:48 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Obama In Charlotte: Proposes 'Veterans Counseling Veterans'

President Obama speaking at the American Legion's 96th national convention.
Tasnim Shamma WFAE

President Barack Obama spoke today to hundreds of American Legion veterans who had gathered in Charlotte, NC, for their national convention. His remarks come just months after a health care scandal and leadership change at the top of the Veterans Administration. The President announced 19 new executive actions to improve veterans' care -- one of which focuses on the rising rate of suicides among former soldiers.

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8:50 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Senate Ad Attacks Tillis on State's Education Spending

Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan will meet in November for a seat in the United States Senate.
Credit NC General Assembly/US Senate

House Speaker Thom Tillis is the target of a new ad that criticizes the state legislature’s cuts to education.

The Senate Majority PAC spent $800,000 on the ad in support of U.S. Senator Kay Hagan in her bid for re-election against her Republican rival.  

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan Files To Run For A Second Term

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan has officially filed to run for a second term.
Credit Jessica Jones

Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan officially filed for re-election in Raleigh yesterday.

She visited the state Board of Elections with her husband and campaign workers, who then stood behind her as she spoke with reporters about her race to keep her seat in the Senate.

Hagan was surrounded by photographers and videographers from the moment she entered the Board of Elections building in Raleigh.

"Good afternoon everybody," the senator said as she walked in the door.

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Politics & Government
6:02 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan Files For Re-Election

Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan filed for re-election today.
Credit Jessica Jones

Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan officially filed for re-election today, saying she will seek bipartisan solutions to address the country’s problems.

After filing her paperwork, she told reporters that interest groups dominating the state legislature are pouring money into the race to try to oust her.

“I am here for the seniors who write my office begging me to protect social security and medicare, for the students who are trying to better their future with the help of college loans. And their teachers who’ve encouraged them all along the way,” said Hagan.

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