FILE - Democratic state Sen. Kay Hagan is shown during a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., in this Sept. 29, 2008 file photo. The first-term Democrat lined up dozens of co-sponsors from both parties ... more 
FILE - Democratic state Sen. Kay Hagan is shown during a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., in this Sept. 29, 2008 file photo. The first-term Democrat lined up dozens of co-sponsors from both parties and appeared ready to claim a feel-good accomplishment. And yet the proposal still collapsed, one of many uncontroversial measures to die as members of Congress, consumed by midterm election politics, deny each other achievements _ then complain about their do-nothing colleagues. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) less 
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