It’s probably a gloomy morning for homo-politico Jim Neal.
The North Carolina Democrat lost his Senatorial bid to rival Kay Hagan last night, sixty-to-eighteen percent.
It’s not surprising that voters would prefer Hagan, who has been a sitting Senator for five-years. What does shock us a bit is that people backed the candidate who originally didn’t want to run.
You may recall that Chuck Schumer and other party asked Hagan to run, fearing that Neal couldn’t compete with Republican candidate Elizabeth Dole.
Regardless, Hagan’s now the district’s Senatorial nominee and knows she needs to unify potential voters…
[Hagan] implored supporters of former rival Jim Neal to join her ranks.
“I want to invite them to come on board, and I certainly need their support,” Hagan said.
Neal immediately obliged, vowing to do whatever he can to help a candidate he had harshly criticized for months win in November.
“Elizabeth Dole’s in for the race of her life,” said Neal, who finished a distant second. “This could be in the year in which Sen. Dole can be beaten, and Kay has my full support as the nominee to do that.”
Hagan has said she needs about $10 million to unseat Dole – about seven times more than she has raised thus far.
Hopefully Neal’s business world past can be political expedient.