Sen. Kay Hagan to run again in 2014
November 27th, 2012
05:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Kay Hagan to run again in 2014

(CNN) – Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina said she plans to seek a second term in 2014, her office confirmed Tuesday.

Known as a centrist, Hagan is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats who'll be defending a Senate seat in two years.

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"I'm up for re-election in 2014, and yes I do plan to run for re-election," she told a Hendersonville radio station.

Hagan was elected in 2008, when she defeated then-Sen. Elizabeth Dole, a Republican, in a heated race.

Since wining her Senate seat, North Carolina has voted in a Republican governor and flipped from supporting President Barack Obama in 2008 to Mitt Romney in 2012. Republicans also picked up three House seats in the state this cycle, with another race still too close to call.

Democrats will be defending 20 of the 33 seats up for grabs in the Senate next cycle.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    I doubt there is such a thing as a centrist Dem and certainly not one that is female.

    November 27, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. Gregory M. Newbold

    Talk to McCaskill for advice. Pick a Centist, no partisan issue this term and have a high visibility fight against obstruction.

    November 27, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. Nietodarwin

    Who put us in this economy? The GOP Who wages war on women? The GOP Who supports the delusional religious, which keeps our student's test score low in comparison to other countrys? The GOP Who lied to us and sent thousands of our soldiers to their death or maiming ? The GOP Religion and ignorance are the scourge of our country, and the most deluded American Taliban Tea Party Talibangelicals vote for (and have ruined a Grand Old Party) The GOP
    I hope North Carolina reelects Sen. Hagan. OUR COUNTRY WILL NOT SURVIVE MORE OF THE GOP

    November 27, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. dfeaster

    I like her chances if she embraces the progressive movement in this country.

    November 27, 2012 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  5. jkane sfl gop mascots the blubbering slobs allen west rover nitwitquest rick scott ,carl rove and donald dump ??????

    What,she picked the four time loser romney the tax cheat ,I wonder if she signed the subversive Moslem brotherhoods norquest pledge also ,what else would you expect from the hick state of north Carolina ????

    November 27, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    SHE WILL WIN. Because political landscape is changing in NC.

    November 27, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  7. Kathleen Farrell

    Rick, do you prejudge everyone, or just women... Here's a tip: Do your homework before you paint and entire group with one brush.

    November 27, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  8. Eli G

    Actually, there are. Most sane dems (emphasis on sane) I know are very center standing on most issues. They believe while the government should regulate, it should regulate from the top down, not concerning the smaller state by state issues. More power to the states as individuals

    November 27, 2012 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  9. TNPatriot

    Typical right winger response there Rick. Of course the 'new' GOP definition of a centrist is one that is so far right that they are holding onto the cliff.

    November 27, 2012 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  10. Larry L

    @Rick McDaniel

    I doubt there is such a thing as a centrist Dem and certainly not one that is female.
    -------------------------------------------------You've just shown why the Republican Party is completely screwed. America showed you they didn't want the messenger nor the message. You'll either quit being a group of ill-informed, sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, right-wing Fox News drones or you'll fade from existence. I prefer the latter.

    November 27, 2012 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  11. bp

    I hope the Tea Party once again nominates an extremist like Akin or Murdoch, when then squanders the chance for what clearly should be a GOP pickup opportunity.

    November 27, 2012 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  12. Chris

    She sure is not centrist. She is as far left as Obama on social issues. I am voting against her in 2014

    November 28, 2012 07:40 am at 7:40 am |