November 12, 2001 |
Elizabeth Hanford Dole's hopes for the Republican Senate nomination in North Carolina brightened last week. Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot, who had vowed to fight her for the prize, gave up his bid and endorsed Dole. "This is a necessary sacrifice for the good of our party, our state and our nation," said Vinroot. Vinroot announced his decision after Republican National Committee Chairman and Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore urged him to step aside in a Nov. 3 telephone call.
September 23, 2001 |
Elizabeth Hanford Dole has officially joined the race to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), her spokesman said. Dole planned to announce her bid for the Republican nomination in her hometown of Salisbury on Sept. 11, but that was put off because of the terrorist attacks. Dole, 65, has said she considers Salisbury home. She has served as secretary of Labor and secretary of Transportation. She also headed the Red Cross.
September 11, 2001 |
Elizabeth Dole will announce today that she is entering the race for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jesse Helms, according to a GOP source. Dole is expected to make the announcement in Salisbury, her hometown, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Dole was not immediately available for comment. Dole, 65, has not lived in North Carolina in decades and had long been registered to vote in Kansas, the home state of her husband, former Sen. Bob Dole.
August 24, 2001 |
Signaling strong interest in running for the Senate in North Carolina next year, Elizabeth Hanford Dole on Thursday asked county officials in Kansas to remove her from the voting rolls there and said she planned to register "in another jurisdiction" in the near future. White House and national party officials regard Dole as the strongest candidate the GOP could find to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.
August 23, 2001 |
Elizabeth Hanford Dole has perfectly positioned herself to run for the Senate by following one of the simplest small-town rules: Don't forget momma. Over the last 30 years as she and her husband, Bob, have scaled the heights of the Washington establishment, Dole has returned home nearly every month to go to parties, lunch at the Big Pig barbecue and spend time with her mother, Mary, who turned 100 this year.
January 3, 2000 |
Elizabeth Dole, who ended her bid for the presidency after citing problems competing for cash with George W. Bush, planned to endorse the Texas governor this week, according to associates close to both politicians. The officials, who said Sunday that the details were not final, said Dole was expected to endorse Bush on Tuesday in New Hampshire and make two campaign stops with him in Iowa, the sites of the first two GOP presidential contests.