- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Carolina U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is joining the call on the Obama administration to establish a temporary travel ban on travel from nations affected by Ebola.

In a statement released Friday, Hagan said a travel restriction should be part of a broad strategy to prevent Ebola from spreading in the U.S. and to help battle the virus in west Africa. She said stopping the spread of Ebola will require a large, coordinated effort with the international community.

Hagan is running for re-election and her opponent, N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, accused the senator of switching her stance from two days ago, when she said a travel ban wouldn’t solve the problem.

During their debate on Oct. 7, Hagan said travel restrictions are among the steps the government should consider.

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