Hagan talks of economy in final swing

Democratic Senate candidate Kay Hagan worked Eastern North Carolina on Monday, and she continued to focus on the economy.

Hagan talked about health care, the affordability of college, the rising number of foreclosures, and falling family income.

She also continued to portray Republican Elizabeth Dole as an absentee senator.

“We need a senator who was not only born here, but who went to school here, worked here and raised a family here,” Hagan said. “I want to be a senator who spends a lot more time in Wayne, Wake and Watauga County than Watergate and Washington, D.C.”

Hagan had breakfast in Wilmington, toured the county courthouse in New Bern, and had lunch at Wilbur's Barbecue before heading to Charlotte to attend a rally with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Today, Hagan will begin in Charlotte and work the populous Interstate 85 corridor before spending election night in Greensboro, her hometown.

“I feel great where we are right now in this campaign,” Hagan said.