By Kris Kitto - 04/22/09 07:40 PM EDT
What are the best and worst things about Washington?
Sen. Hagan: The best thing is the architecture. Just seeing the Washington Monument and the Capitol … just the symbolism that the architecture represents.
The worst thing is the traffic.
What did you want to be when you were young?
Sen. Hagan: It depends on what age. A lawyer, a businesswoman, and when I was really young, a ballet dancer.
Who’s your favorite lawmaker of the opposite party?
Sen. Hagan: There were two state legislators, Stan Bingham and Fletcher Hartsell — both great guys I used to work with in the state legislature.
Finish this sentence: My favorite place in the whole world is …
Sen. Hagan: I do a lot of hiking, so the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.
It is beautiful in the fall — it’s beautiful any time of year.
Has God ever spoken to you?
Sen. Hagan: I take my religion and my faith very seriously and very personally.