Elizabeth Dole

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Elizabeth Dole served as the Sr. Senator for North Carolina from 2003-2009.

Elizabeth Hanford "Liddy" Dole, a Republican, has represented the state of North Carolina in the Senate since 2002. (map) She was defeated in the 2008 general election by Kay Hagan (D).

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. Senate votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Oil

Elizabeth Dole has voted in favor of big oil companies on 100% of important oil related bills from 2005-2007, according to Oil Change International. These bills include Iraq war funding, climate change studies, clean energy, and emissions.[2] See below for oil money in politics.

Bio

Background

Dole was born Elizabeth Hanford in Salisbury, North Carolina on July 29, 1936. She attended Duke University, graduating in 1958, obtained a master's degree from Harvard University in 1960 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965.

She moved to Washington, DC as a Democrat in 1966, working on issues concerning the handicapped. In 1968 she became an independent and worked in the Nixon White House as executive director of the President's Committee for Consumer Interests. Nixon appointed her to a seven-year term on the Federal Trade Commission. In 1975, she became a Republican.

She married Senator Robert J. Dole as his second wife on December 6, 1975. They have no children.

She was United States Secretary of Transportation from 1983 to 1987 under Ronald Reagan. One of her most famous accomplishments during her tenure was the mandatory implementation of the third brake light on all passenger cars. Dole also served as United States Secretary of Labor from 1989 to 1990 under George H. W. Bush.

From 1991 to 1999 she was president of the American Red Cross.

2000 Presidential Bid

Dole ran for the Republican Party nomination in the US presidential election of 2000, but pulled out of the race in October 1999 before any of the primaries, largely due to inadequate fundraising. Dole placed third — behind George W. Bush and Steve Forbes — in a large field in the Iowa Straw Poll (the first, non-binding, test of electability for the GOP nomination).

In July 2000, shortly before the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Bush campaign sources said Dole was on the short list to be named the vice-presidential nominee, along with Michigan Governor John Engler, New York Governor George Pataki, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, and former Missouri Senator John Danforth [1]. Bush surprised most pundits by selecting former U.S. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, who was actually in charge of leading Bush's search for a vice presidential nominee.

Senate Career

In 2002, Dole sought election to the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, to fill the seat that was made available by the retirement of Jesse Helms (R). She defeated her Democratic opponent Erskine Bowles, a former White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton.

In November 2004, following Republican gains in the United States Senate, Dole narrowly edged out Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota for the post of chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She is viewed by some as a possible Vice Presidential nominee for the GOP in 2008.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Elizabeth Dole
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Oil Money in Politics

Elizabeth Dole has received $183,867 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $85,850 of those dollars were from industry PACS. In total, she has accepted $318,346 from oil companies since from 2000 to 2008, which makes her a top recipient of oil money.[3]

Committees and Affiliations

Committees


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Affiliations

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Elizabeth Dole. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
555 Dirksen Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6342
Fax: 202-224-1100
Web Email
Website

District Office - Greenville:
306 South Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27835
Phone: 252-329-1093
Fax: 252-329-1097

District Office - Hendersonville:
401 North Main Street, Suite 200
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: 828-698-3747
Fax: 828-698-1267

District Office - Raleigh:
310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 122
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-856-4630
Fax: 919-856-4053

District Office - Salisbury:
225 North Main Street, Suite 304
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-633-5011
Fax: 704-633-2937

Articles and resources

Sources

  1. Past recipients, Raoul Wallenberg Award, accessed August 22, 2008.
  2. Vote Tracker, Oil Change International.
  3. See "Follow the Oil Money," "Follow the Coal Money," and vote tracker from Oil Change International and Appalachian Voices.
  4. Council of Advisors, World Food Prize, accessed December 9, 2007.

External resources

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External articles

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Current Office: U.S. Senate
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Personnel, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, Senate Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Housing Transportation and Community Development, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs/Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
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January 7, 2003
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January 3, 2009
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Previous Political Work?
Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Transportation, Assistant to the President Reagan, Federal Trade Commission, Deputy Assistant to the President Nixon
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District Offices:
1. 306 South Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27835
Phone: 252-329-1093 / Fax: 252-329-1097
2. 401 North Main Street, Suite 200, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: 828-698-3747 / Fax: 828-698-1267
3. 310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 122, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-856-4630 / Fax: 919-856-4053
4. 225 North Main Street, Suite 304, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-633-5011 / Fax: 704-633-2937



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Date of Birth: July 29, 1936