Dole's First Election Ad Starts Airing Today

Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole is launching her first campaign ad of the year with a 60-second spot that touts her work on illegal immigration.

The ad set to begin airing Wednesday includes clips from a number of sheriffs who praise the first-term senator for helping link them to federal immigration tools.

The advertisement comes one day after rival Kay Hagan met with sheriffs to discuss immigration.

Dole's campaign said it has spent about half a million dollars to air the spot statewide for about two weeks. She has banked some $3.2 million for her re-election bid.

Hagan ran a couple of ads before her primary victory at the beginning of May. Hagan reported having just $317,000 cash on hand in mid-April.

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  • by Anonymous on May 28, 2008 at 12:15 PM
    Yes Bob you are so right.
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on May 28, 2008 at 10:27 AM
    Exactly right, Fred. She only comes around NC at election time. Our invisible senator who magically appears asking for your vote. If she had not been born here, she'd be a carpet bagger of the worst kind. Still, she's not much better. I dislike pandering, royal-like politicians from either side of the aisle. She has not done anything to earn a vote from NC. But, we keep sending her back year after year on our dime; guess someone'e got to subsidize her cosmetic surgeries. Michael, I would not take your bet, Liddy will waltz her way to another term on name recognition alone, then disappear in DC for another 6 years.
  • by Fred Location: North Carolina on May 28, 2008 at 05:04 AM
    Sadly, Elizabeth Dole has spent less time living in North Carolina during the last 30 years than most illegal immigrants. She and husband Bob, a legal resident of Indiana, actually "live" in Washington, DC.
  • by Michael Location: Merritt on May 28, 2008 at 03:39 AM
    I am not a supporter of either woman, but you want to bet on who wins 3.2 millon vs. 317,ooo.

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