After the pair of televised U.S. Senate debates on Oct. 7 and 9, students might have been able to sympathize with Sen. Kay Hagan — she was being called out on attendance.
Republican challenger Thom Tillis called Hagan out at both debates for missing half of the 2014 meetings of the Senate's Armed Services Committee after Hagan corrected him that she was not a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
During the post-debate news conference on Oct. 7, Hagan admitted to missing one of the Armed Services Committee meetings to go to a fundraiser — and Tillis’ campaign responded by modifying an existing ad about Hagan’s committee attendance.
The new ad ends with the line, “In fact, Hagan admits she prioritized a cocktail party to benefit her campaign. While ISIS grew, President Obama did nothing. Senator Hagan did cocktails.”