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Hagan ranked ‘most moderate’ senator

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Renee Bouchard -

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is the “most moderate” member of the Senate, according to new rankings by the National Journal.

Her North Carolina colleague, Republican Sen. Richard Burr, ranked 27th most conservative and 73rd most liberal.

The Journal ranked members by analyzing 117 votes in 2013.

In 2012 and 2011, Hagan ranked 32nd most liberal.

Last year, Hagan ranked 51st most liberal and 49th most conservative in the 100-member body.

Spokeswoman Sadie Weiner said, “North Carolinians are more interested in common-sense solutions than in the D or the R after someone’s name.”

“Kay’s ranking as the most moderate senator reflects her focus on North Carolina first and her constituents’ desire for progress over politics,” she said in a statement.

Hagan’s latest finance report shows that she has raised $9.9 million for her re-election campaign. She had $6.8 million on hand at the end of December.

Charlotte-area House members ranked among the most conservative:

• Richard Hudson of Concord, 12th.

• Robert Pittenger of Charlotte, 67th.

• Patrick McHenry of Lincoln County, 74th.

• Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land, S.C., 129th.

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