Saturday, November 15, 2008

NC Senator-Elect Drops Defamation Suit Over "Godless Americans" Ads

Kay Hagan, winner in the recent election of the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina, has dropped her defamation lawsuit filed just before the election against incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Dole. CNN reported yesterday on Hagan's decision to focus on economic issues facing the country instead of pursuing the lawsuit that challenged election ads Dole ran against Hagan questioning her religious beliefs. The challenged ads attempted to identify Hagan with members of the Godless Americans Political Action Committee who attended a fund raiser for Hagan. Hagan is an elder of the Presbyterian church and a Sunday school teacher. (See prior posting.)