The News & Observer is reporting that NC Senator Elizabeth Dole likely won't be attending the National GOP Convention in September.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole will be a no-show at her party's big bash in St. Paul, Minn.
Dole spokeswoman Katie Hallaway confirmed Monday that Dole won't be at the Republican National Convention in September.
"She's got a busy week scheduled in North Carolina," Hallaway said. "When there are breaks in the Senate schedule, she spends as much time as possible in North Carolina."
Hallaway said nothing should be inferred about Dole's missing the convention -- either about her support for Sen. John McCain or about the security of her re-election in November.
I'm not entirely sure what to read into this. Dole was a keynote speaker at the 2004 convention and is still viewed as one of the top women in the GOP. Is she distancing herself from McCain to avoid the wagon hitch or coat-tail ride?
The time spent in NC did make me laugh though. Liddy spends one year out of 6 at best in North Carolina. I really hope we can flip this seat blue in November. The only advantage she provided over Jesse Helms is that she wasn't quite as divisive as he was.
North Carolina deserves a Senator that doesn't use her childhood roots to carpetbag her way into the US Senate.
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