Hagan Boots Dole From U.S. Senate

North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan has knocked Elizabeth Dole -- one of the biggest names in the Republican Party -- out of the U.S. Senate after just one term in office.

The Associated Press called the race for Hagan based on an analysis of voter interviews, conducted for the AP by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International.

Hagan was a little-known state senator from Greensboro when she entered the race to unseat Dole one year ago. But Democrats eager to reach a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate rushed to her aid with millions of dollars in advertising that tarnished Dole's name and left voters with the impression she was ineffective and out of touch.

The loss for Dole likely ends a political career that included two postings in Republican cabinets and a run for the White House.

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  • by godless american Location: plymouth on Nov 5, 2008 at 10:32 AM
    I was going to vote for Dole but since she wouldn't accept an invitation to my dinner pary I'm sure she wouldn't want my vote either. Maybe Hagan won't order me to be dragged to the gates of the community and stoned to death.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Nov 5, 2008 at 05:10 AM
    Yay Kay!
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 4, 2008 at 09:16 PM
    My candidate, Kay Hagan, is U.S. Senator of the State of North Carolina!!!
  • by Obama 08 Iz Prez! on Nov 4, 2008 at 09:09 PM
    To: orange jello...don't blame WITN on us democrats...they are rejecting my post to. They must be independents or ..... never mind.. if I say it, it won't get posted!
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Nov 4, 2008 at 08:53 PM
    Kay Hagan snatched the spin from the back of Lizzy Dole. It's a new dawn, it's a new day! ~Sleep tight everyone~
  • by orange jello Location: greenvilleq on Nov 4, 2008 at 08:13 PM
    I think it is ridiculous that my first comment (pre-PS.) was rejected. Their was nothing threatening or intimidating about it. That's the liberal news media for you.
  • by jane Location: williamston on Nov 4, 2008 at 07:57 PM
    Hagan may have won the race, but taking money from a group that doesn't believe in God makes her a real loser in my book.
  • by orange jello Location: greenville on Nov 4, 2008 at 07:50 PM
    PS... Keep your change!!
  • by orange jello Location: greenville on Nov 4, 2008 at 07:49 PM
    Jimbo, LMAO!! I'm going to quit tomorrow. We should go get our food stamps together! PS. Anonymous, I'm not racist... it's not pro black or white, it's about working for a living and being proud of your country &&&&&& Abraham Lincoln was a great man, however both parties have changed. Just as the democratic party my grandparents voted for is not the liberal piece of crap it is today!!! I am socially moderate, but fiscally conservative. Be gay, get an abortion, but whatever you do, you'd better get off your butt and work for a living. DON'T SPREAD THE WEALTH!!
  • by Lavon Location: Kinston on Nov 4, 2008 at 07:34 PM
    Hey Anonymous, I dont think no one is listening to you at this point. Let it go dude Lol!!!
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