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Kay Hagan on Running Again: 'Never Say Never'

Hagan started a new job at Akin Gump this week but didn't rule out a return to elected office one day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan is back to splitting her time between Washington and the Tar Heel State. She's just not doing what she thought she'd be doing, or what Democrats hoped she would be doing in 2017.  

After narrowly losing her 2014 re-election, Hagan taught at the Harvard Institute of Politics , and on Monday, she started a new job at the lobbying firm Akin Gump  in Washington, D.C.