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8 Days: Elizabeth Dole: Always out for those special interests...even at the Red Cross

DAY 8

Elizabeth Dole served as head of the Red Cross from 1991 to 1999. Though this should be a position to do good for people, Dole’s record at the organization is consistent with her record of ineffectiveness in the Senate. Before leaving the organization saddled with hundreds of millions of dollars of debt, she spent millions of dollars hiring political friends and allies as consultants to the Red Cross and chapter executives started to file complaints that her decisions were “politically motivated.” No matter where she works, it seems Elizabeth Dole is always looking out for those special interests.

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9 Days: Dole and McCain are 9 out of 10 for Bush

DAY 9

By the numbers, the number 9 has been a significant one for Elizabeth Dole. She voted 92% of the time with President Bush, and she has been ranked 93rd in effectiveness. But it doesn’t stop there. Dole looked out for her Big Oil and Gas friends by voting to protect their tax breaks 9 times. She voted five times to increase the debt limit, bringing it to $9 trillion. She worked against the best interests of North Carolina families when she voted against increasing child care spending by $9.1 billion over 10 years. And in the ninth month of 1999, while North Carolinians on the coast were picking up the pieces after Hurricane Floyd devastated their lives, Dole made a rare trip to the state to raise money. Dole and McCain have both voted with George Bush nine times out of ten, and North Carolina can’t afford more of the same.

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10 Days: Dole accepts disgraced Senator's cash

DAY 10

On October 15, 2008, Elizabeth Dole accepted $5,000 from disgraced Louisiana Sen. David Vitter’s PAC. That’s the same David Vitter who was caught calling a prostitution service, the same David Vitter who is married with children. Two of those calls to the prostitution service were made during roll call votes when Vitter should have been on the Senate floor voting. Recently, Elizabeth Dole and third party groups on her behalf have run a barrage of negative ads that attack Kay’s values and distort her record of working for North Carolina’s best interests. But in her typical fashion, Elizabeth Dole’s acceptance of Vitter’s money sends a strong signal to North Carolina families that she does not espouse the values she claims to.

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11 Days: Dole's history on taxes doesn't match her rhetoric

DAY 11

Elizabeth Dole would have North Carolinians believe she is fiscally conservative and against raising taxes. But a closer look at her record beginning during her time in President Reagan’s Cabinet shows that her history on taxes doesn’t match her rhetoric. Not only has she supported raising taxes, she has made life more difficult for middle class families by voting against extending middle class tax breaks. Tax breaks to Big Oil and Gas, hedge fund managers and corporations that ship jobs overseas? Check, check, check. Dole was happy to give her special interest friends tax breaks, but she left hardworking North Carolina families with higher federal taxes since she took office.

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12 Days: NC Newspapers Agree: No Second Term for Dole

DAY 12

Newspapers across the state agree – Kay Hagan is best choice to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate. What else do they agree on? Elizabeth Dole’s lackluster performance just didn’t work for North Carolina’s families. Kay has garnered every newspaper endorsement that has been offered, including all of the major daily newspapers. In addition to praising Kay’s intelligence, energy and effectiveness, the endorsements also call out Dole for her absenteeism, partisanship and ineffectiveness. Her brand of special interest politics just hasn’t worked for North Carolina.

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A message from Jeanette, Tilden and Carrie Hagan: "For Our Mom"

Jeanette, Tilden and Carrie Hagan sent the following email to Kay Hagan supporters earlier this afternoon along with a link to this video about Early Voting for Kay Hagan:

Dear Friend,

Our mom has been there for us for our entire lives. She's helped us out at every turn and we couldn't have asked for a better fan. And in this race, there's no doubt we're her biggest supporters.

For the past few months we've been donning our Kay Hagan t-shirts and speaking to thousands of North Carolina voters about our mom -- Kay Hagan.
Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians have already voted for Mom.

Have you?

Take a look at this video featuring Governor Jim Hunt about Early Voting in North Carolina and find out where you can register and vote early.

Early and One-Stop voting takes place from now until Saturday, November 1. So even if you are not registered you can still register and vote then. And of course, you can still vote on Election Day if you are already registered.

...

13 Days: Dole Spent 13 Days in NC in 2006, Campaigns for the GOP

DAY 13

Thirteen days until this year’s landmark election. Doesn’t seem like such a long time, does it? Consider this – in 2006, Elizabeth Dole spent just 13 days in North Carolina. She chose politics over people as the head of the NRSC that year and nixed trips to her “home state” in favor of trips to Minnesota, Montana, Washington, Tennessee – the list sounds like a geography text book. But North Carolina is conspicuously missing. Hardworking families in North Carolina were left in the dust of Elizabeth Dole’s partisanship and absenteeism and told to swallow the line that Dole’s politicking was helping their “best interests.” She must be out of touch if she thinks voters will believe that this year.

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14 Days: Dole's "Bush Pioneer" Money

DAY 14

Elizabeth Dole did not vote with President Bush 92% of the time for nothing. She was handily rewarded for siding with George Bush’s special interests instead of North Carolina best interests. Dole received over $100,000 from Bush’s “Pioneers” and “Rangers,” his most prolific fundraising bundlers. Being a “loyal foot soldier in the Bush Administration’s Army” has had its hefty perks for Elizabeth Dole, but what has it done for hardworking families in North Carolina?

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15 Days: Dole flip-flops on key issues

DAY 15

On this day in 1999, Elizabeth Dole, then registered as a Kansan, ended her bid for the presidency. Several years later she would find herself running for Senate in North Carolina, changing her stance on issues such as gun control, Family Medical Leave Act and trade with China. As a Kansan she was out of touch with North Carolina, too, traveling to the state just days after Hurricane Floyd to raise money. Both as a presidential candidate and as an absentee senator, Dole has worked against the best interests of North Carolina’s hardworking families and consistently putting politics over people.

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16 Days: What exactly has Dole been up to?

DAY 16

Elizabeth Dole claims that this current financial turmoil could have been avoided if mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had been regulated by “her” bill, of which she was only a co-sponsor, and which didn’t go anywhere, anyway. But more importantly, in trying to champion her own legislation, Dole actually revealed her minimal understanding of this current crisis. Countless economists and analysts explain that Fannie and Freddie, while part of problem, are not wholly to blame for the chaos in the markets. If she is not working for North Carolinians, and she is not working to understand what her committee does, what exactly has Elizabeth Dole been up to?

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