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  •  I don't agree with Hagan on every point (5+ / 0-)

    but on balance I think she's doing a pretty good job.  Keep in mind that she's in much the same position than Mark Begich in AK, just in a somewhat bluer state.  She only knocked out Liddy Dole by a nose, despite Dole shooting herself in the foot.  So she may be slightly more centrist than your more militant Dems would like.  But she does provide a counterweight to Dick "Mini-Mitch" Burr on those rare occasions when a floor vote is actually allowed to proceed.

    On the up side, though, if Virginia Foxx is the best the GOP can come up with, I'll sleep a lot easier for the next year and a half.  Ellmers is more worrisome, since she's more palatable than Foxx (not a real high bar), but she has little name recognition outside her district.

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 11:58:46 AM PDT

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    •  Agreed and I was wrong about Hagen. I (1+ / 0-)
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      really thought she'd be a vulnerable candidate (moreso than Begich) but I think she's shown that she can come through this.

    •  More Than a Nose (0+ / 0-)
      She only knocked out Liddy Dole by a nose
      I was more than a nose, it was by more than eight points.

      Of course Hagan had the advantage of a very pumped up Democratic base and the missteps of an overconfident Dole campaign but her win was very solid.

      “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

      by RoIn on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 06:45:38 PM PDT

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