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Kay Hagan Claims She is a “Moderate.” Her Record Proves Otherwise.

Raleigh, NC – Kay Hagan released a new ad today entitled “Same Team,” but the only team Hagan has suited up for is Barack Obama’s and Harry Reid’s.

During her six years in the Senate, Hagan has rubber-stamped the Obama agenda 95% of the time. She cast the deciding vote for Obamacare and signed off on Obama’s massive tax increases and $7 trillion in debt. That kind of record shows that Hagan is no “moderate” as she claims in the ad. She’s just a liberal Senator willing to say anything to distract from her liberal priorities and a record that is highlighted by a lack of accomplishments for North Carolina.

In the ad, Hagan says, “That’s how I get results for folks here at home.” So what are those “results?” Hagan doesn’t say. That’s because her only accomplishment is steadfastly supporting the failed policies of Barack Obama and Harry Reid.

“After rubber-stamping the Obama agenda 95% of the time, it’s laughable that Kay Hagan claims to be a ‘moderate,'” said North Carolina Republican Party spokesman William Allison. “Hagan will do anything to convince North Carolinians she isn’t just another Washington liberal. But her record proves otherwise. From day one, Hagan has supported higher taxes, record debt and Obamacare. Now that these policies have failed, no amount of poll-tested TV ads will cause North Carolinians to forget that Hagan has stood by Obama every step of the way.”  

BACKGROUND: HAGAN’S HISTORY OF RUBBER-STAMPING THE OBAMA AGENDA

Hagan Voted With Obama 96% Of The Time In 2013.

Hagan Voted With Obama 96% Of The Time In 2012

Hagan Voted With Obama 90% Of The Time In 2011.

Hagan Voted With Obama 95% Of The Time In 2010.

Hagan Voted With Obama 96% Of The Time In 2009.

(Source: Congressional Quarterly)

BACKGROUND: HAGAN IS A LOYAL FOOT SOLIDER FOR BARACK OBAMA AND HARRY REID

“The president is always welcome to come to North Carolina and campaign with me.” -Kay Hagan (Associated Press, 3/21/14)

“I continue to work with the president and meet with him regularly.” -Kay Hagan (The Chronicle, 3/26/14)

“Harry Reid is our leader, and I certainly do support Harry. And I have a huge race going on right now, and I will be victorious. And I will be back next year. And we can talk all about that then.” -Kay Hagan (Politico, 4/3/2014)

BACKGROUND: HAGAN’S RECORD OF SUPPORTING FAILED LIBERAL POLICIES

Hagan cast the deciding vote for Obamacare (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #396, Adopted 60-39: R 0-39; D 60-0, 12/24/09, Hagan Voted Yea). And told the “Lie of the Year” at least 24 times.

Hagan has signed off on Obama’s runaway spending binge, adding $7 trillion to the debt since she took office in January 2009. (Treasury Department’s Debt To The Penny, Accessed 7/24/14)

Hagan supported Obamacare, which had $819 billion in new taxes (JCT, 6/15/12; CBO, 7/30/13) and she voted for additional tax increases on families and small business in July 2012 (S. 3412, CQ Vote #184: Passed 51-48: R 0-46; D 50-1; I 1-1, 7/25/12, Hagan Voted Yea)

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