GOP holds Hagan to standard she used in 2008

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, as he arrives at North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, N.C. Obama was in Charlotte to address the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. At right is Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. Republicans are asking voters to judge Hagan as too closely aligned with the president. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic allies drilled in voters’ minds the idea that Dole was too closely aligned to an unpopular president.

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