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Kay Hagan Joins Akin Gump

Hagan lost her re-election bid in 2014. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., is joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a senior policy consultant. She will work in the firm’s public law and policy practice in Washington, focusing on the health and financial services sectors, according to the firm’s release. Hagan still has one year remaining in her two-year ban on lobbying Congress, but she is able to advocate to the Obama administration and advise clients.  

“Akin Gump is not only home to Washington’s preeminent public law and policy group, but also boasts top-tier teams in industries that are of great importance to me, including health care, banking and more,” Hagan said in a statement released Monday. “Coming here feels like a very natural fit, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with such an established and well-regarded team.”  

Vulnerable Democrats Missing From All-Night Climate Change Debate

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Thirty Senate Democrats are scheduled to stage an all-night talkathon to address climate change and its deniers, but notably missing from the extensive roster of speakers are moderate Democrats, especially those who are up for re-election in 2014.  

According to a list of participating senators provided by Democrats, the most politically vulnerable among them will not speak: Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and John Walsh of Montana. Interviews with several moderate Democrats on Monday suggested they were not invited to contribute to the event, while GOP campaigns hit Senate Democrats generally for staging such a stand on the floor.  

Did the RNC Steal Its Beats for Anti-Senate Dems Ad From B.o.B and 2 Chainz?

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., might not be "booty poppin' in a headstand," but he did vote for Obamacare, and the Republican National Committee would like you to know — in seven web ads attacking 2014 Senate Democrats that seem to lift beats from B.o.B. featuring 2Chainz's song "Headband."  

The 40-second Web-only spots can be viewed here . They hit Pryor, along with Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mark Udall of Colorado and Mark Warner of Virginia, all of whom are up for re-election in 2014.  

Senate Democrats Backed Obama On Overwhelming Number of 2013 Votes, CQ Roll Call Vote Studies Show

Every vulnerable Senate Democrat up for re-election in 2014 voted with President Barack Obama at least 90 percent of the time in 2013, according to CQ Roll Call's latest vote studies , released Monday.  

Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor broke with the president most often, opposing him in 10 percent of all 2013 votes where the administration stated a preferred outcome. Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Mary Landrieu, D-La. and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., voted for Obama's position 97, 97, and 96 percent of the time, respectively. Of those four, only Begich serves with a Republican who has bucked the GOP to back Obama with any frequency. (See our Jan. 21 story .)