Hagan to take on Dole

State Sen. Kay HaganKay Ruthven HaganGOP braces for Democratic spending onslaught in battle for Senate Democrats will win back the Senate majority in 2020, all thanks to President Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Dems shift strategy on impeachment vote MORE (D) announced Tuesday that she has entered the race for the seat of Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.).

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“To make a difference in North Carolina, we need change in Washington,” Hagan said. “We need a senator to make our voice heard. We need a senator who will stand up, lead and make a difference. That’s what I’ve done, and it's what I’m going to keep doing in Washington.”

Hagan’s entry comes after a long list of candidates turned down the chance to take on Dole next year. Hagan had said earlier this month that she would not run.