“The people in North Carolina are not going to let the billionaire Koch brothers buy this seat,” Hagan said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” on Wednesday night. [...]Let's hope so. We've long moved past fearing that special interest groups could buy legislators, and we've moved past fearing that single families or wealthy individuals could purchase their own representatives. Now we're just wondering how many senators a single family might buy in a given cycle.
“My state, as you said, is being flooded with millions of dollars, funded by outside interest groups,” Hagan said. “They’ve opposed the bipartisan farm bill that is extremely important to the agricultural sector in my state. They opposed the bipartisan budget bill that turned off sequestration. At the same time, they’ve gotten tax cuts for the wealthy and put that burden on 80 percent of the middle-class families, increasing their taxes. These are not policies that North Carolinians want, and they’re not going to be fooled by this outside money.”