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Ads target Hagan, US Senate race heats up

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -
A political race in the East is one of the most contentious in the country and each party is spending millions of dollars in hopes of a win. U.S Senator Kay Hagan is running for re-election this year and both Democrats and Republicans are already taking shots at each other.

Republicans are already running TV ads against Hagan. Political scientist like Dr. Brad Lockerbie are monitoring the race closely and say the ‘right’ is capitalizing on Hagan's support for Obamacare.

"If they can tie her to that, it's going to hurt her in re-election,” Lockerbie says. 

In numerous occasions the senator promised North Carolinians they could keep their insurance. But in the last year, providers dropped many people because their policies interfere with the Affordable Care Act, and experts warn now is not the time for her to flip flop.

"She can argue that maybe there are things that need to be modified, but if she flip flops, I don't see how there is any gain for her,” Robert Thompson said. 

We interviewed Senator Hagan via satellite and she's defending her actions. “The job I am doing is working on behalf of every North Carolinian with a focus on jobs and getting our economy to recover. Millions of dollars of ads are being run against me from outside special interest. These people are not North Carolinians they don't know our values. They don't know North Carolina.”

Experts say Hagan will have to work hard to bring out her supporters to the polls because more Republicans usually vote in the midterm elections. Also, the president's party historically doesn't do too well in the midterm election.

An opponent hasn't been named in the race yet.
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