NC-Sen: Kay Hagan Fighting Back
by Todd Beeton, Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 11:02:30 PM EDT
Kay Hagan, Elizabeth Dole's Democratic challenger for the North Carolina Senate seat, hit back quickly today against the despicable ad Dole ran against her, which accused Hagan of, essentially, being "godless." Not only did Hagan, who is an elder at her church and a Sunday school teacher, hold a conference call with reporters and call for Dole to pull the ad, but her campaign has already produced two response ads and put up a "This kind of politics will not be tolerated" ActBlue page on which she writes:
Elizabeth Dole should be absolutely ashamed of herself. I can't begin to tell you how outraged I am that she has attacked my Christian faith. Her latest ad is fabricated and pathetic. Enough. This kind of politics will not be tolerated.
We already have two response ads - watch them below - and please donate $100, $50 or $25 to help me directly respond to Dole's desperate, divisive and deplorable ads in a third ad.
Your support at this critical time is imperative to our success. But even more so - your support right now is imperative to change the politics of our country.
We need a new direction - leadership that will bring people together, not tear people apart. Leadership that offers new solutions, not the same old, tired rhetoric. The people of North Carolina have had enough. No more. It's about time for a change.
Watch the ads below:
Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm out of NC, has often called the Hagan campaign one of the best run of the cycle and the rapid response against Dole really proves that point. Will this sort of smear from Dole work anyway? Tom Jensen of PPP doesn't think so and offers a silver lining to the Dole attack: it's a sure sign that "Kay Hagan's Winning":
Two thoughts occur to me today indicating that Kay Hagan is really winning her race (beyond the fact that eight of our polls in a row have shown that):
-The Dole campaign hasn't floated an internal poll, at least that I'm aware of, since July. [...]
-Their new Godless Americans ad simply smacks of desperation.
Let's make sure Hagan keeps on winning by contributing to her campaign at our Road To 60 ActBlue page. Hagan is currently at 153 donors. Let's show Elizabeth Dole that those tactics won't work this time by getting Hagan up to 200.