Swing State Project is declaring that Hagan will run for Senate.
Two well-placed sources, independent of each other, have contacted the Swing State Project to let us know that NC State Senator Kay Hagan (D-Greensboro) has reconsidered her earlier decision and will challenge Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole.
I dont think anyone is surprised by this. I will say that I am disappointed.
This race is supposed to be about beating Elizabeth Dole. From now until May it will be about what the future of our party will look like.
I am going to be supporting Jim Neal in this primary. As many of you know I am ultimately concerned with economic issues. It is why I am working for who I am, and it is what I believe in. The budget process of 2007 in NC matched with Jim's live blogging session means that I will be supporting Jim, ultimately because I do not trust Hagan's judgement on the issue of equal economic oppurtunity.
I believe that this race will tell us a great deal about the state of North Carolina as a whole, and this primary will tell us a great deal about our party, and our community.
Today being the 5th anniversary of the death of Paul Wellstone I ask that all of us fight for what is right, and for what we believe in. Compromise and moderation do not win elections. Courage does.