Regarding your Sept. 7 editorial “ An empty race”: We have a do-nothing Congress in Washington because we have a do-nothing Senate, and Sen. Kay Hagan is part of the problem. She has become an enabler for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has chosen to block House-passed jobs and other bills from getting to the Senate floor. So, in a way, Hagan is Reid’s senator, not North Carolina’s.
If we want change in Washington, we are going to have to fire Reid, and that means we are going to have to bring Hagan home. Besides, with her campaign’s emphasis on education (on TV, radio and Drudge), she has been campaigning for the wrong Senate seat. If she wants to have a positive impact on education in North Carolina, she should run for the N.C. Senate or governor, not the U.S. Senate in Washington.
As you said in the editorial, “She started out skittish on defending the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)” and “runs ads touting (herself) as the most moderate senator.”
It’s pink slip time in Washington, and Hagan has earned one. So, remember, if we don’t like our senator, we don’t have to keep our senator.
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James J. Singer, Raleigh