Kay Hagan Repeats Dishonest Attack on GOP Opponent

Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) / AP
• May 5, 2014 3:18 pm


As previously noted, Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) has attacked her presumptive GOP opponent, Thom Tillis, as a hypocrite for wanting to repeal Obamacare despite having once described it as a "great idea."

It’s completely dishonest. Tillis did say that, but here’s the full context: ""The majority of the stuff that is in Obamacare is bad, because it’s not fiscally sustainable. It’s a great idea that can’t be paid for."

Now, Hagan’s campaign is repeating the attack in fliers mailed to Republican voters ahead of the GOP primary on Tuesday. It’s a pretty blatant effort to undermine Tillis’s standing among conservatives; he currently leads the GOP field with 40 percent of the vote, according to the Public Policy Polling, which is precisely the amount he needs to avoid a runoff.

It’s no surprise that Hagan would stoop to this level. According to a recent poll, her actual belief that Obamacare is a great idea worth voting for is a huge impediment to her reelection, but she’d rather not talk about it.

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