Uncategorized

Isn’t She Rich?

I was amused to hear last week that Elizabeth Dole loaned her campaign $3 million. It’s more amusing now that I’ve read Jim Morrill’s awesome blog entry with her reaction to Erskine Bowles doing the exact same thing six years ago.

‘TAKE A LOOK AT THIS,’ she wrote in an e-mail to thousands of supporters in October 2002. ‘My opponent loaned nearly $3 million of his personal wealth to his own campaign. …

‘I do not have that kind of personal wealth,’ Dole wrote. ‘So, to continue setting the record straight I must be able to count on the generous support of friends like you.'”

I guess this means Liddy now has that kind of personal wealth? Riiiiight … as if she didn’t then. We all know how lucrative ED can be. How nice of her to flaunt it in these sensitive economic times. Then again, it could mean she can no longer rely on the generous support of whichever of her “friends” received that message back in the halcyon days of 2002. Either way, it’s today’s reminder that Kay Hagan has Dole on the ropes, which is more than I would’ve hoped for at this time last year. Lest you be tempted to worry about Liddy’s finances, let me hasten to reassure you:

According to an analysis of disclosure forms by the Center for Responsive Politics, only six senators are wealthier than Dole. She had holdings valued at between $18.5 million and $69.2 million.

Check Also

The drug war wins again

Mayor McFarlane made some good points in her ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

With just a few hours left until the crossover deadline, the state of North Carolina’s environment i [...]

On Monday morning, there was only one way left to save the Court of Appeals and a few hours with whi [...]

The political compromise that repealed HB2 was enough for the NCAA and ACC, both of which have retur [...]

Conference comes a day after new report lauds benefits of same-day registration The new line-up for [...]

How many times do we have to say it? Well, it’s worth repeating – especially in the aftermath of rec [...]

As the national pundits weigh in on President Trump’s first 100 days in office and the General Assem [...]

How the General Assembly is spending “crossover week” and what it ought to be doing The last week of [...]

To casual observers, the recent controversy surrounding public school class-size mandates in grades [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more