Uh oh: Sen. Kay Hagan’s lead disappears in North Carolina

posted at 8:51 pm on November 12, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

I can’t imagine what could have caused this, Kay:

Incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) is near the top of national Republicans’ target list for 2014 — and a new poll shows her lead over her potential GOP challengers has all but evaporated.

Against state House Speaker Thom Tillis, Hagan leads by only 2 points, 44 percent to 42 percent, according to the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. She leads Rev. Mark Harris by 2 points as well, 43 percent to 41 percent, and nurse Heather Grant by 3 points, 43 percent to 40 percent.

Hagan trails physician Greg Brannon, the Rand Paul-endorsed candidate in the race, by 1 point: he leads 44 percent to 43 percent.

That’s a huge difference from PPP’s September poll, which gave Hagan leads of anywhere from 12 to 17 points against all possible GOP challengers.

PPP’s write-up suggests Obamacare implementation has a lot to do with Hagan’s disapproval numbers spiking 10 points in a month, with 69 percent of those polled calling Obamacare roll-out unsuccessful. Ya think?

It’s bad news for an incumbent to be tied or behind an opponent. The news gets a bit worse when you consider there are four Republican candidates, none superstars, and she’s still losing ground.

The news gets even worse when you look at the poll’s demographic splits:

PPP Men:Women

That spread approximates the 2012 exits and the numbers that got Hagan a 53-44 win in 2008, as part of the Obama wave election. The electorate make-up is likely to be at least a bit less hospitable to her in an off year.

But the party ID is different. For reference, North Carolina was 42/31/27 Democrat, Republican, and Independent in 2008. In 2012, it was 39/33/29.

PPP DRI

Anyone believe turnout will be several points better for Democrats in 2014 than 2008?

Panic button:

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) will ask two oversight agencies for a full-blown investigation into the problems surrounding the ObamaCare launch.

Hagan, who is up for reelection in 2014, is asking her Senate colleagues to co-sign a letter asking two agencies to conduct “a complete, thorough investigation to determine the causes of the design and implementation failures of HealthCare.Gov.”

“These problems are simply unacceptable, and Americans deserve answers and swift solutions,” Hagan writes in a letter obtained by The Hill. “Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendors contracted to build the site failed to launch it successfully.”

The letter, which is in draft form and could be changed, is addressed to the Government Accountability Office and the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Brannon is a Tea Party activist and physician recently endorsed by Rand Paul. Harris is head of the state Baptist Convention. Tillis is the national GOP recruit. Grant is a nurse, veteran, and political newcomer. A radio host also recently declared. The primary is in May.

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I’m must really be tired. I read the headline as her Head disappears!

Pecos on November 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Ironic because, as a NC resident I just posted this on Hagen’s website:

Do you ever comment on your own web site? Carnack says as next Nov gets closer you will show up and try and distance yourself from Dear Leader….and Harry.

Dingbat63 on November 12, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Good

KOOLAID2 on November 12, 2013 at 8:56 PM

POUND POUND POUND!!!

Don’t let up.

On their Facebook pages, Twitter, emails to their offices, calls, links to articles (Lib sites are better for cred with nutty Progressive friends) that you email friends……

Keep after them.

PappyD61 on November 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Perhaps voters will ask Sen. Kay Hagan WHY she voted for that POS legislation in the first place.

GarandFan on November 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Hagen LOVED Dear Leader and Dingy Harry until recently. Her votes mirrored Harry’s. Sadly, RINO Burr is no great shake either but he has 5 years left so he doesn’t give a rat’s butt. We’re doomed.

Dingbat63 on November 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM

‘Hell, yeah! Democrats are going to run on Obamacare in 2014…and win!!!’

- Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Resist We Much on November 12, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Anyone believe turnout will be several points better for Democrats in 2014 than 2008?

Can we please not rely on turnout figures as a reason for optimism? I read far too much of that last year, when conservatives “explained” about why the polls that showed Romney was behind Obama were wrong.

Let’s believe the party identification numbers for once. They might actually be right.

dirc on November 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Being a proud citizen of the great state of NC…she has to go.

Panther on November 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I wonder if she believes the President has been honest and trustworthy.

Hahahahahaha. Suck it, Democrats.

MTF on November 12, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Hagan, who is up for reelection in 2014, is asking her Senate colleagues to co-sign a letter asking two agencies to conduct “a complete, thorough investigation to determine the causes of the design and implementation failures of HealthCare.Gov.”

Why spend all of this time and money on an investigation when we can just buy Hagan a mirror?

PackerBronco on November 12, 2013 at 9:05 PM

With all the blood in the water, has anybody heard from Johnny Mc and Peter King..?

d1carter on November 12, 2013 at 9:06 PM

If you lost your insurance, thank Kay Hagan for liberating you from your crappy, substandard policy that the government deemed no good for you. And your new policy will cost and deductibles will triple when you can actually purchase it from a working exchange someday.

Philly on November 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Anyone believe turnout will be several points better for Democrats in 2014 than 2008?

deja vu all over again.

The sample has a D/R/I split of 41/37/22. The 37% that Republicans get in this survey matches their 2010 midterm turnout, which had a D/R/I of 36/37/28. The 41% for Democrats significantly exceeds that turnout, and also exceeds the 2008 election’s 39/31/30 exit polling that produced the five-point margin of Obama victory in the election.

Ed Morrisey 9/10/12

Let’s remind people of what Virginia’s electorate looked like in the 2008 presidential (39/33/27) and 2009 gubernatorial (33/37/30) elections. Is there any data out there indicating that Democrats in Virginia are about to outperform the 2009 election by almost a third — ten points? Or that independents have either decided to stay home or shift in large numbers to the Democratic Party? Even the flawed CBS/NYT/Q-poll released yesterday showed Republican enthusiasm seven points higher than that of Democrats in Virginia.

Ed Morrisey 11/1/12

The CBS/NYT model has Democrats a +9 in Florida when in 2008 they were only a +3 and an even split in the 2010 midterms. Ohio’s sample has exactly the split in 2008 (D+8), which is nine points better than Democrats did in the midterms. Pennsylvania’s numbers (D+6) come closest to a rational predictive model, somewhere between 2008′s D+7 and 2010′s D+3, but still looking mighty optimistic for Democratic turnout.

Ed Morrisey 8/1/12

Lost in Jersey on November 12, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I’m on board with Brannon. He seems like a solid and trustworthy conservative.

GOPRanknFile on November 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Lost in Jersey on November 12, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Make that Morrissey not Morrisey, but the point is that we played the “these samples are ridiculous” game and got burned.

Lost in Jersey on November 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Don’t worry.
The GOP will screw this up.

NeoKong on November 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I think the real story – besides the faux turnout crap, is that the split is so heavily D and she’s still up to her nostrils in the muck.

How the hell did the country turn so democrat anyways? 45%? Sheesh.

Defenestratus on November 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

C’mon, Caccalackey.

Do the right thing.

hillbillyjim on November 12, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Starting to see some panic ads from her complaining about the attacks coming from people who “shut down” the government.

Panther on November 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

There is no God!

HitNRun on November 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

You go, Hammer.

Let’s get the Tarheel State back on track.

And while we’re at it, help me fix the Commonwealth to your north.

Gee Whiz, it’s getting sad.

hillbillyjim on November 12, 2013 at 9:24 PM

James O’Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII 23h

We have so much footage, so many offices. So many employees. So much fraud caught on tape. We’re going to release them all one by one.

This is going to be fun to watch…

d1carter on November 12, 2013 at 9:24 PM

She’s Chuck Schumer’s b*tch. He helped her get elected as he was head of the democrat Senatoral Committee.

Her opponent(s) need to make a commercial out of this

Oh, yes, Kay Hagan, I remember when you went to Haywood County to cut out red cardboard ” ruby slippers” to mock Senator Dole for being from Kansas, not from North Carolina. You are a scumbag, and your tears of defeat will sustain me for years.

SouthernGent on November 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM

There is no God!

HitNRun on November 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Hah. Yes, the super-duper faux outrage at that ad was hilarious to watch. Kay Hagan is a Sunday school teacher!!! or something.

SouthernGent on November 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Brannon is a TEA Party activist

Do your research NC. I don’t trust Rand. We can’t afford to have another Rubio or Flake.

Wigglesworth on November 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Kay Hagan voted for the entire Obama agenda, right down the line. Don’t let her come back here to NC and tell people she’s some kind of moderate. She’s not. She needs to be defeated.

TarheelBen on November 12, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Being a proud citizen of the great state of NC…she has to go.

Panther on November 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Ditto

she tied herself to ear leader …. and dingy Harry …. let her eat her Obamacare
sammy ….

conservative tarheel on November 12, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I’m on board with Brannon. He seems like a solid and trustworthy conservative.

GOPRanknFile on November 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Now I’m having doubts that Brannon is the real deal. If KingGold endorses him then I’ll know he’s a phony.

Wigglesworth on November 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM

In 2012, it was 39/33/29.

Arithmetic is hard.

Dusty on November 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Now I’m having doubts that Brannon is the real deal. If KingGold endorses him then I’ll know he’s a phony.

Wigglesworth on November 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Then by your logic, Ted Cruz must be a phony as well since I supported him over Dewhurst.

GOPRanknFile on November 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal published this list.

Democrat Senators running for re-election in 2014 who cast the decisive vote for Obamacare:

Mark Begich – Alaska

Dick Durbin – Ill

Al Franken – Minn.

Kay Hagan – N.C.

Mary Landrieu – La

Jeff Merkley – Ore.

Mark Pryor – Ark.

Jack Reed – R.I.

Jeanne Shaheen – N.H.

Mark Udall – Col.

Tom Udall – N.M.

Mark Warner – VA

Every single one of these Democrats needs to be VOTED OUT OF OFFICE!

Find out who is running against them and start supporting your favorite candidates NOW!

These Democrats have proven that they are DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALTH!

Let’s roll!

wren on November 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Support Greg Brannon for Senate.

22044 on November 12, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I can’t imagine what caused this Kay…

*snicker*

workingclass artist on November 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Hopefully next NO-vember: regarding the DIMocrat Senator from NC, we can say in the best traditions of the Battle of Midway:

“Scratch one flat top!”

Khun Joe on November 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Perhaps voters will ask Sen. Kay Hagan WHY she voted for that POS legislation in the first place.

GarandFan on November 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Looks like she votes in lock step with Reid & the Dems. When S. Enzi brought up a Resolution in Sept 2010 to restore the grandfather clause that Sebelius restricted by amendment, she voted no. In other words she approved of the clause. Then voted to Fund O’Crap when voted on in Sept, 2013.

The rats are cornered by their own making:-)

bluefox on November 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I am told Tillis is weak and none of the candidates can self-fund.

We need a Ron Johnson for NC – acceptable to all factions and able to self-finance.

matthew8787 on November 12, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Starting to see some panic ads from her complaining about the attacks coming from people who “shut down” the government.

Panther on November 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

I suppose that would be us:-) Didn’t know we had so much power!
Wish we could use that power and shut down Obamacare.

bluefox on November 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM

These Democrats have proven that they are DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALTH!

Let’s roll!

wren on November 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Isn’t that the truth! Well and some RINOS too:-)

That Mark Warner from VA should have had Liz Cheney running against him. She decided instead of a Democrat, she’d rather take out Conservative S. Enzi in Wyoming. That really turned me against her.

Thanks wren!!

bluefox on November 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Time to pay the fiddler, Kay, and the fiddler wants his money.

Bishop on November 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

North Carolinians must shout from the mountain tops that she was the deciding vote on this POS. Even low-information voters can grasp this concept.

Valiant on November 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

GOPRanknFile on November 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

No, I said ‘If KingGold’ and you’re not KingGold are you? I said your endorsement gave me some doubt.

Wigglesworth on November 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Anyone believe turnout will be several points better for Democrats in 2014 than 2008?

Can we please not rely on turnout figures as a reason for optimism? I read far too much of that last year, when conservatives “explained” about why the polls that showed Romney was behind Obama were wrong.

Let’s believe the party identification numbers for once. They might actually be right.

dirc on November 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

The point is she’s tied using turnout models for a presidential year, which are historically far more friendly to Democrats than off years. The big polling mistake in 2012 was assuming two presidential elections would be markedly different in turnout. They weren’t. I’m not a skewed poll truther. Different turnouts for presidential vs. off year elections is a given. Please make the distinction.

Mary Katharine Ham on November 12, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Make that Morrissey not Morrisey, but the point is that we played the “these samples are ridiculous” game and got burned.

Lost in Jersey on November 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Assuming these samples are accurate, this poll is still good news for the NC Republicans. All four of their possible candidates are within the margin of error against the incumbent, with a year to go before the general election. These are the kind of numbers that would lead the NC Democratic Party to start looking for a replacement candidate who doesn’t have a record of voting for Obamacare.

J.S.K. on November 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Democrat Senators running for re-election in 2014 who cast the decisive vote for Obamacare:

Mark Begich – Alaska

Dick Durbin – Ill

Al Franken – Minn.

Kay Hagan – N.C.

Mary Landrieu – La

Jeff Merkley – Ore.

Mark Pryor – Ark.

Jack Reed – R.I.

Jeanne Shaheen – N.H.

Mark Udall – Col.

Tom Udall – N.M.

Mark Warner – VA

wren on November 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to (for the most part) the Walking Dead.

TXUS on November 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

In an old fashioned family, when one elderly parent dies, the eldest daughter becomes the new head of the family. She will likely be the caretaker for the one living parent. I’ve known of lots of middle aged women who care for their sick old parent, or a sick Aunt or Uncle. This is much more common then men being caretakers.

If Obamacare’s popularity continues to plummet, the Democrats could very well lose their advantage among women voters.

ardenenoch on November 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM

The point is she’s tied using turnout models for a presidential year, which are historically far more friendly to Democrats than off years. The big polling mistake in 2012 was assuming two presidential elections would be markedly different in turnout. They weren’t. I’m not a skewed poll truther. Different turnouts for presidential vs. off year elections is a given. Please make the distinction.

Mary Katharine Ham on November 12, 2013 at 10:03 PM

For the reasons MKH has laid out, methinks the Lady Kay is done, well beyond burnt toast, no matter who the Rs put up against her. She sailed in on the Good Ship O-Lollipop and will go down with the O-Titanic, as will many of her libs in arms. Bye, Bye, Baby, Goodbye.

TXUS on November 12, 2013 at 10:23 PM

No, I said ‘If KingGold’ and you’re not KingGold are you? I said your endorsement gave me some doubt.

Wigglesworth on November 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

The fact that my support of Brannon gave you some doubt about Brannon’s credibility as a conservative suggests you don’t think I’m a conservative. I just thought I would remove any doubt you may have had since I’ve supported several TP candidates in the past.

GOPRanknFile on November 12, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I moved to NC to escape Maryland. I will do my research and vote in the primary.

That being said, Mrs. Pennypacker and I will be voting for whoever is on the ballot with an R next to their name – be it Grant, Brannon, or Ham Sandwich.

H.E. Pennypacker on November 12, 2013 at 10:30 PM

PPP poll @ D+12?

Heh, keep feeding the lies to the LIV and the Lapdogs.

socalcon on November 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to (for the most part) the Walking Dead.

TXUS on November 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

May these 12 Democrat Senators who voted for Obamacare spend their last remaing months in Washington being outcasts, who none of their old political friends want to be seen with.

Call it a good-old-fashioned shunning.

wren on November 12, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Great news, MK. Hagan is a skanking fraud — has she taken a single courageous vote in 5 years? A single vote out of lock-step with the rest of the Kook-Left-Fringe which now makes up the overwhelming majority of Democrats nationwide? I suggest … no.

As for this giddy and unwarranted optimism, I suggest strong drink followed by sober reflection.

Democrat Senators running for re-election in 2014 who cast the decisive vote for Obamacare:

Mark Begich – Alaska – Safe
Dick Durbin – ILL – You must be joking
Al Franken – MN – If their brains weren’t frozen
Kay Hagan – N.C. – Toast
Mary Landrieu – LA – Maybe, but who?
Jeff Merkley – OR – You’re drunk
Mark Pryor – AR – Toast
Jack Reed – R.I. – You’re drunk
Jeanne Shaheen – N.H. – Maybe
Mark Udall – CO – Maybe, doubtful
Tom Udall – N.M. – Not a chance
Mark Warner – VA – Not a chance

wren on November 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Jaibones on November 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM

PPP poll @ D+12?

Heh, keep feeding the lies to the LIV and the Lapdogs.

socalcon on November 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I know who they are, but their polls have usually been very accurate. I don’t think they play around with this stuff, for whatever reason.

Jaibones on November 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM

114 years as a democratic state…114 years, and the last election finally broke that mold, and we are not turning back.

right2bright on November 12, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Ya know that s just it isn’t it. Come election time. The GOP runs RINOs. And it seldom works. Come election time, the incumbent DEMS turn themselves into RINOs. The voting public then sees 2 RINOs and decides to stick with the RINO in office. Man, the GOP thinkers are stupid. Try a non-RINO you guys !!

steveracer on November 12, 2013 at 11:45 PM

START SMASHING THEM LIKE COCKROACHES GETTING HIT BY A SLEDGEHAMMER!!!!!

williamg on November 13, 2013 at 12:54 AM

People saying take the model seriously are drunk. The self-identification in 2008 was 42% Democrat. In 2012 it was 39% Democrat. This poll has it 45% Democrat.

You think with the ongoing disasters that the left picked up additional self-identified voters? Be serious.

njrob on November 13, 2013 at 1:01 AM

I just wish we had conservatives that would do this game instead of 2 leftist parties.

The leftists in the Democrat party run as moderates and vote as communists. The leftists in the Republican party run as conservatives and vote as moderates (at best).

njrob on November 13, 2013 at 1:02 AM

I think this is so funny. She’s like the rest of the stupid Democrats–They didn’t read the bill and they voted for it. All of these shitheads will have to explain this in less than a year and I’m sure they will follow their leader and lie but Americans have wised up. She will also have to explain to her constituents why she voted in 2010 against the Republicans fix on keeping their plans. It’s going to get interesting. I’m anxious to see how many total lies from all of these shitheads are told during this campaign.

tmgrant on November 13, 2013 at 5:58 AM

“Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendors contracted to build the site failed to launch it successfully.”

And if something is less than perfect during a Republican administration, the statement would read: “Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the administration failed to launch the site successfully.”

Never accepting blame, it’s what Democrats do. The failures are partially the fault of the contractor, who just happens to be a college friend of the First Lady. But when you are contracted to build something, you are usually given a full blueprint to work from. And of course nothing of the kind occurred with this.

But that’s a digression from the story at hand. The Senator Ma’am wants to appear engaged in helping to fix this catastrophe. That’s nice, but where were you for the last 42 months since you voted for it before finding out what was in it? Has anyone yet really found out what all is in it? Senator? Bueller?

Freelancer on November 13, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Anyone believe turnout will be several points better for Democrats in 2014 than 2008?

Can we please not rely on turnout figures as a reason for optimism? I read far too much of that last year, when conservatives “explained” about why the polls that showed Romney was behind Obama were wrong.

Let’s believe the party identification numbers for once. They might actually be right.

dirc on November 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

The point is she’s tied using turnout models for a presidential year, which are historically far more friendly to Democrats than off years. The big polling mistake in 2012 was assuming two presidential elections would be markedly different in turnout. They weren’t. I’m not a skewed poll truther. Different turnouts for presidential vs. off year elections is a given. Please make the distinction.

Mary Katharine Ham on November 12, 2013 at 10:03 PM

On top of that, Ed was right to criticize polls that were D+8 and higher as many were in 2012. He even said that D+3 to D+7 was the more “reasonable” range. It came up D+6. Where the unskewers went wrong was the assumption that 2010 meant that ’12 would be D+1 or EVEN. To assume PPP’s D+12 is feasible in a midterm year because of what happened in 2012 is indeed the reverse of that same mistake. Different animals.

Furthermore, go back and check out yesterday’s Twitter feeds for Nate Cohn and Sean M Davis, where they noticed the oddities in the crosstabs. Their conclusion is that PPP junked their own poll with non-existent randomization, meaning many respondents likely just spammed the 1 key on their phone identifying themselves as “Very Liberal” Democrats who support Hagan and approve of everybody. We have to remember, even when the news is good Jensen’s crap professionalism means everything they release is garbage.

Gingotts on November 13, 2013 at 6:11 AM

The GOP will screw this up.
NeoKong on November 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

This

Wino on November 13, 2013 at 6:39 AM

People saying take the model seriously are drunk. The self-identification in 2008 was 42% Democrat. In 2012 it was 39% Democrat. This poll has it 45% Democrat.

You think with the ongoing disasters that the left picked up additional self-identified voters? Be serious.

njrob on November 13, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Agreed. PPP doesn’t have to worry about taking a hit to its credibility by polls this far out. They can always reassess the partisan breakdown next year and claim demographic shifts in the electorate and disillusionment as reasons for party breakdown changes. Their current selection is more about driving a narrative that the public hates Republicans than anything else. There’s no statistics available (e.g., elections results for today) that can serve as a check figure.

blammm on November 13, 2013 at 7:07 AM

So a Democrat that voted for obamacare
and voted to keep it going
and fought against the tea party

And is up for REELECTION
and is seeing her lead DROP TO ZERO

now is demanding investigations into obamacare, so she can use that to try and TRICK voters into appearing to be against obamacare for her reelection

Hey lady you voted FOR OBAMA CARE it is hurting voters, now get ready for the voters to express how they feel at the voting booth in NOV 2014

put it this way
YOU HELPED VOTERS LOOSE INSURANCE, so voters WILL HELP YOU LOOSE YOUR POLITICAL JOB.

sniffles1999 on November 13, 2013 at 7:26 AM

this is another democrat up for reelection in panic mode.

sniffles1999 on November 13, 2013 at 7:27 AM

“These problems are simply unacceptable, and Americans deserve answers and swift solutions,” Hagan writes

Is 2014 swift enough for you?

justltl on November 13, 2013 at 7:53 AM

“a complete, thorough investigation to determine the causes of the design and implementation failures of HealthCare.Gov.”

Hagan: Yeah, we’ll have a closed door meeting for 10 minutes. Media will be invited for the first 9 for the obligatory photo shoot and then we’ll pretend to force them out and slam the big chamber door in their face so that “we can get work done.” Hahaha! That’ll work!

blammm on November 13, 2013 at 7:57 AM

And it PoorPartisanPolling. So she’s probably behind.

WannabeAnglican on November 13, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Just remember -

All of the democrats voted for Obamacare (there might have been
one or two “not present”, however, whomever they are, probably
did not speak out against the bill).

When you lose your health care policy and the replacement policy costs double or tripe what you spent previously, remember who in your state voted for you to pay more and receive less (that’s the
end game). This will bankrupt the middle class which is what the
intent was all along.

The goal all along was government health care.

Amjean on November 13, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Unless Dems start talking “repeal,” life is going to get worse for the Democrats.

It’s open season.

Turtle317 on November 13, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I’m must really be tired. I read the headline as her Head disappears!

Pecos on November 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM

a mistake often made. it hasnt disappeared. its just in a place when most dem heads are which isnt lit well.

t8stlikchkn on November 13, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Please – NC, put up ONE candidate to oppose her.

You can bet your last nickel that the Dems/left/socialists will do everything they can to divide the right side of the political spectrum. Be warned – Dems circle the wagons and unite; Rs circle the wagons, and too often, shoot each other. No more –

Dems own obamacare and that is our mantra! Stick together – the Dems do, it’s time Rs do – and once in the majority, THEN we remind them, constantly why they are there.

MN J on November 13, 2013 at 9:26 AM

C’mon, Caccalackey.

Do the right thing.

hillbillyjim on November 12, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Ummm. That’s Cackalackey. Sure, some things in NC are cacca, but not the entire state.

LoganSix on November 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

“Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendors contracted to build the site failed to launch it successfully.

They still really think that the ONLY reason people are pissed off about this is that the “site didn’t work”?! Nothing to do with people being kicked off their plans or sky-high premiums, huh?!

And then of course, there is the obligatory “blame the other guy(blame anyone but us)” coming from the dems. Pathetic.

Sterling Holobyte on November 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM

judas hagan will find some way to spin this as Bush’s fault.

don’t worry, she has her “seperate but equal” healtcare, pension, exemptions from laws and regulations and her 30 pieces of silver.

acyl72 on November 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM

The Dems have a plan. They expect 115% Dem turnout in Charlotte. Or whatever it takes.

goflyers on November 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I am told Tillis is weak and none of the candidates can self-fund.

We need a Ron Johnson for NC – acceptable to all factions and able to self-finance.

matthew8787 on November 12, 2013 at 9:49 PM

This kind of reasoning loses Senate elections. Carly Fiorina in CA, Pete Coors in CO, and Linda McMahon (twice) in CT were all self-funded candidates, but they all lost big. The business-owner candidate can win the pro-business wing of the Republican party in the primaries, but often fails to connect with Independent voters and suburbanites needed to win general elections, most of whom DON’T own businesses. Democrats often demonize such business-owner candidates as rich, greedy, and out-of-touch with average Joes and Janes, and it usually works.

Any Republican candidate who actively takes a stand against the Obamacare employer mandate will be able to raise money from the business community, but we would need a candidate with experience in elective office who can connect with suburban voters on other issues besides favoring business owners.

Steve Z on November 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Women, married and single, maintain the household budgets.

Women, married and single, don’t like to be lied to, especially by men (husbands, boyfriends, children, and now … Presidents).

Mothers take care of their childrens healthcare issues.

NOT a good place to be if you’re a Democrat caught on tape telling lies to women/mothers. NOT good at all.

Carnac on November 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM

N

OT a good place to be if you’re a Democrat caught on tape telling lies to women/mothers. NOT good at all.

Carnac on November 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM

It’s ok. Like a woman taking back her cheating hubby, all Obama will have to do is feign regret and flash some puppy dog eyes and they’ll fall in love with him again.

Sterling Holobyte on November 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Oops.

Margaret Hoolihan: “The “N” is missing!”

Sterling Holobyte on November 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM