American Crossroads back in the game
May 19th, 2014
03:02 PM ET
2 months ago

American Crossroads back in the game

(CNN) - It was the poster child for outside spending the last two elections cycles, but so far in the 2014 midterms, American Crossroads has been relatively quiet.

That apparently ends now.

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Filed under: Alaska • American Crossroads • Arkansas • Colorado • Jeanne Shaheen • Kay Hagan • Mark Udall • New Hampshire • North Carolina • Sen. Mark Pryor
May 9th, 2014
09:57 AM ET
3 months ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: Red state Democrats rethinking Obama?

Red state Democrats rethinking Obama? – For months, the political conventional wisdom has been that endangered Senate Democrats seeking re-election in red states would steer clear of President Obama and distance themselves from Obamacare.

Fueling this narrative were three instances of Democratic senators declining (or citing scheduling conflicts) to appear with President Obama when he visited their states. And in the case of Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, she recently touted her ability to stand up to the president on oil and gas issues.

But there are three pieces of evidence this week that confound that strategy.

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New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states
April 23rd, 2014
12:41 PM ET
3 months ago

New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states

(CNN) - New polls in four southern states that could determine whether the Democrats keep control of the Senate in this November's midterm elections indicate close contests.

And according to the New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation surveys, released Wednesday, President Barack Obama's approval ratings are in the low 30's in two of those states and hovering at or just above the 40% mark in the other two states. Republicans are trying to frame the midterm contests as a referendum on the President and on his federal health care law, better known as Obamacare.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Arkansas • Kay Hagan • Kentucky • Louisiana • Mark Pryor • Mary Landrieu • Mitch McConnell • North Carolina • Senate • Senate Race • Tom Cotton
New spots in 2014 Senate ad wars
February 12th, 2014
10:27 AM ET
5 months ago

New spots in 2014 Senate ad wars

*updated at 1:00pm

Washington (CNN) - They are two of the hottest battlegrounds in the 2014 fight for control of the U.S. Senate.

And Wednesday a leading pro-Democratic group said it's going up with TV commercials in North Carolina and Arkansas that target Republicans challenging incumbent Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan and Mark Pryor, who face tough re-elections this year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Jeanne Shaheen • Kay Hagan • New Hampshire • North Carolina • Sen. Mark Pryor • Senate
Hagan steers clear of Obama in North Carolina
January 15th, 2014
11:21 AM ET
6 months ago

Hagan steers clear of Obama in North Carolina

Updated 1:32 p.m. ET, 1/15/2014

(CNN) - In what may be a sign to come for the midterm elections, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who faces a tough re-election battle this year, stayed far away from President Barack Obama's visit to her home state on Wednesday.

And Republicans didn't let the snub go unnoticed.
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Filed under: Americans for Prosperity • Congress • Kay Hagan • North Carolina • NRSC • President Obama • RNC • Senate
Democratic senator will not attend Obama's North Carolina speech
January 13th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
6 months ago

Democratic senator will not attend Obama's North Carolina speech

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who finds herself in a tough race for re-election this year, will not attend a speech President Barack Obama is delivering in her home state on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Hagan confirmed to CNN on Monday that because the "Senate is in session on Wednesday," the Democratic senator will not attend Obama's event on the economy in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Filed under: 2014 • Kay Hagan • Mary Landrieu • North Carolina • President Obama
First on CNN: Outside group defends vulnerable Democratic Senator
December 5th, 2013
12:20 PM ET
8 months ago

First on CNN: Outside group defends vulnerable Democratic Senator

(CNN) - A group supporting Democratic senators and Senate candidates says it's going up with a new television commercial defending Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who's considered vulnerable as she runs for re-election next year.

The theme of the Senate Majority PAC's 30-second spot is that Hagan is fighting to make health care more affordable and accessible to North Carolina voters.

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Filed under: 2014 • Health care • Kay Hagan • North Carolina • Obamacare
Biden campaigns for vulnerable Senate Democrat
November 15th, 2013
04:29 PM ET
8 months ago

Biden campaigns for vulnerable Senate Democrat

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden stumped Friday for Sen. Kay Hagan, a vulnerable Democrat up for re-election in North Carolina next year.

The vice president didn't bring up the turbulent rollout of Obamacare - an issue that’s creating heartburn for red state Democrats. Instead Biden focused on praising the first-term senator as someone who can work with Republicans on Capitol Hill.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Kay Hagan • North Carolina
Senator challenges home state voter ID law
August 13th, 2013
03:35 PM ET
12 months ago

Senator challenges home state voter ID law

Updated 8/13/2013 at 5:22pm
(CNN) - The day after North Carolina's Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed a controversial voter ID bill into law, one of the U.S. senators from his state is seeking to challenge it.

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan asked that the Justice Department look into the law she worried would "restrict the ability of minorities, seniors, students, the disabled, and low and middle income citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote," she wrote.
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Filed under: Justice Department • Kay Hagan • North Carolina
Student loan debate brings online attack ads targeting four Dem. senators
July 12th, 2013
12:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Student loan debate brings online attack ads targeting four Dem. senators

(CNN) – Crossroads GPS is not waiting for the dust to settle on the debate over student loans in the U.S. Senate. The Karl Rove-backed super PAC has already launched a small online ad campaign against four Democratic senators it blames for not stopping the rate hike.

Display ads launched on Facebook Friday will target college students and young people in Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, calling out their respective senators Mark Begich, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan. All are Democrats.
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Filed under: Congress • Crossroads GPS • Kay Hagan • Mark Begich • Mary Landrieu • Senate
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