As the midterm elections approached, most Democrats had resigned themselves to losing the Senate, but few, if any, were expecting to lose in North Carolina.
To be fair, there weren’t too many Republicans predicting a Thom Tillis victory, either. But that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night, when voters denied Kay Hagan’s bid for reelection. Hagan’s loss is a huge win for America, and here’s why:
Hagan was a terrible Senator
Ever since riding into office on Obama’s coattails in 2008, Kay Hagan has accomplished next to nothing. She spent the last several years preparing for her reelection by skipping important committee hearings to raise money in Manhattan. Her policy positions were incoherent, and she often avoided weighing in on controversial issues, in some cases by literally running away from reporters. Speaking of the press: