In yesterday's Greensboro News Record there was a long and complementary profile of North Carolina Democratic State Senator Kay Hagan. She lives in Guilford County and is one of the Senate's chief budget writers. The piece interviews a number of sources including State Party Chair Jerry Meek, Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight and the Senator herself.
The article describes Hagan, who is 53, and has been in the NC Senate since 1998 as "a successful fundraiser" who's considered a "business-savvy centrist."
Meek is quoted as speculating that "if Howard Coble were to step down," she would be an ideal candidate for the Congressional seat in the 6th District. In what may sound like a bridge too far, Meek goes on to hope that, "..she would be one of the folks who would take a serious look at challenging Elizabeth Dole in 2008."
The Senator herself won't be specific about her ambitions except to say that she'll probably be running for "something" in '08.