The National Republican Senatorial Committee is calling Sen. Kay Hagan (R-NC) out for using former President Bill Clinton to fundraise after taking great strides to distance herself from the then-President in 1998.
“Kay Hagan’s flip-flop on Bill Clinton’s treatment of women is part of a disturbing pattern of changing positions on important issues like balancing the budget, veterans, and health care, because of political opportunity,” NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen said in a statement Tuesday.
Hagan is locked in a tight race against Republican challenger Thom Tillis; however, in recent days, most polls have Hagan with a slight lead.
According to the NRSC’s “Really Rapid Response” in September of 1998, Hagan, then a candidate for state senate, requested that a Greensboro News & Record reporter “do something” about a picture of her with a portrait of Clinton.
As many will remember, 1998 was the year Clinton was embroiled in his infamous sex scandal with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Tuesday, however, Clinton is scheduled to headline a fundraiser in Chapel Hill for Hagan.
“It is clear that Kay Hagan is willing to say and do anything in order to get reelected. The moment you know someone has been in Washington for too long is when they no longer stand for the principles and values they once espoused–exactly like Kay Hagan,” Hougesen added.