Carrie Hagan works for mother in Salisbury

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 4, 2008

By Mark Wineka
Carrie Hagan did Tuesday what she’s been doing all fall ó she worked for her
The University of North Carolina senior manned three different polls in
Salisbury Tuesday handing out materials and asking people to vote for state
Sen. Kay Hagan, the Democrat trying to unseat Republican incumbent Elizabeth
Dole in the U.S. Senate race.
“I’m feeling good (about her mother’s chances), but these last two days, all
of a sudden, I’ve gotten real nervous,” Carrie Hagan said outside the South
Ward precinct in Salisbury, which is Dole’s hometown.
“I’m just trying to keep confident, and the polls are looking good.”
Carrie has taken the fall semester of school off so she could help her
mother’s campaign. She is a business major with a minor in Chinese.
She started Tuesday working the polls in Concord and steadily made her way
up Interstate 85 toward Hagan’s Election Night watch party at the Greensboro
Coliseum. She had stops in Lexington and Thomasville on the way.
Carrie Hagan, who has an older sister already out of college and a brother
at Duke University, said the campaign has been “unbelievable” and “a
once-in-a-lifetime experience.”