New spots in 2014 Senate ad wars
February 12th, 2014
10:27 AM ET
2 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
February 5th, 2014
07:52 AM ET
2 months ago

Clay Aiken launches bid for Congress

Updated 3:14 p.m. ET, 2/5/2014

(CNN) – He may be best known as an entertainer, but Clay Aiken says his personal story qualifies him for Congress.

"I do think that story qualifies me in the sense that I understand that we all go through issues, that we all go through struggles in life and they make us who we are and we learn from them, and for that reason I think empathy and caring for the people you represent is a really important qualification for Congress," Aiken said Wednesday in an interview on CNN's "Newsroom."
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • North Carolina
Hagan steers clear of Obama in North Carolina
January 15th, 2014
11:21 AM ET
3 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
January 15th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
3 months ago

In North Carolina, Obama makes move in 'year of action'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama traveled to North Carolina Wednesday to announce another bid to revive America's manufacturing sector, a first step in his newly imposed "year of action" that avoids Congressional approval for measures to boost the economy.

“The pieces are there to restore some of the ground that the middle class has lost in recent decades, start raising wages for middle class families – but it requires us to take action. This has to be a year of action,” reaffirmed Obama.

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Filed under: North Carolina • President Obama
Democratic senator will not attend Obama's North Carolina speech
January 13th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
3 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
4 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
Democrats call Issa's Obamacare road show a 'destructive' political act
November 22nd, 2013
01:36 PM ET
5 months ago

Democrats call Issa's Obamacare road show a 'destructive' political act

(CNN) – The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday accused the panel's chairman of engaging in a "destructive political exercise" by launching a series of hearings on the road meant to highlight various flaws in the Affordable Care Act.

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings said in a written statement it's evident that Republicans are not invested in fixing the flawed federal health care website, and are instead trying to undermine President Barack Obama's signature legislative accomplishment.
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings • North Carolina • Obamacare
Biden campaigns for vulnerable Senate Democrat
November 15th, 2013
04:29 PM ET
5 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
Longtime Republican to retire from House
November 7th, 2013
02:37 PM ET
5 months ago

Longtime Republican to retire from House

(CNN) – Longtime Republican Rep. Howard Coble of North Carolina announced Thursday he plans to retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election next year.

The 15-term Congressman announced his decision at a press conference in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Filed under: 2014 • House • North Carolina
October 25th, 2013
10:01 AM ET
6 months ago

North Carolina GOP precinct chair resigns after racial remarks

Updated 10/25/2013 at 6:43 pm

(CNN) - The GOP precinct chair of Buncombe County in North Carolina resigned Thursday after the state's Republican Party called for his resignation over a racially-charged interview on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

In the interview, Don Yelton made racially charged remarks and said North Carolina's new voter ID laws will "kick the Democrats in the butt."

Yelton stepped down from his post in an interview on Asheville radio station WWNC.
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Filed under: North Carolina
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