Senatorial candidates court female voters
By ERIC DYER, Raleigh Bureau
News & Record
Always a hot commodity for politicians, North Carolina's female voters are squarely on the radar in a U.S. Senate race that could make history for the sexes.
Republican Elizabeth Dole plays to crowds of women on the campaign circuit, emphasizing their gender bond and rallying them to elect her as the state's first female senator.
"The power of women helping women should never be underestimated," Dole told several hundred supporters during a campaign luncheon last month in Cary.
Erskine Bowles lacks Dole's obvious advantage in courting women but shows no sign of writing them off. The Democrat stresses his stand on abortion and workplace compensation as proof he is more in tune with what women want.
BOWLES, DOLE IN STATISTICAL DEAD HEAT IN DOLE’S OWN COUNTY
In Rowan County poll that includes Salisbury, a Bowles- Dole Match up is Statistical Tie at 48%-45%
Raleigh – The North Carolina U.S. Senate race is a statistical dead heat, according to a recent poll conducted for a state House candidate and reported in National Journal’s Hotline this afternoon. It is no surprise that GOP candidate Elizabeth Dole continues to lose support as North Carolinians become aware of her stance on issue important to working families like Social Security, family and medical leave, minimum wage and vouchers. What is surprising is her lack of support in her own home county of Rowan. In a match up with Democratic Nominee Erskine Bowles, Dole received only 48 percent, while Bowles garnered 45 percent support with a margin of error of 4.9%. In her own backyard, Dole’s unfavorable rating of 34 percent was a significant show of her declining support
Why should you support Erskine Bowles for U.S. Senate ?
Because he will put his experience to work for North Carolina families
Erskine Bowles is running for the U.S. Senate because he cares about people. His experience as a successful businessman, as White House Chief of Staff, as Chairman of the North Carolina Rural Prosperity Task Force, as Chairman of the Early Childhood Initiative, as Administrator of the Small Business Administration, as Vice Chair of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, as National President of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and as a husband and father will help him get real results in the fight for more jobs, better schools and more affordable health care for North Carolina families.
BOWLES ACCEPTS 8TH DEBATE, DOLE STILL AT 1
Raleigh - Today, U.S. Senate Candidate Erskine Bowles accepted another debate invitation from Raleigh's WRAL News Channel 5, bringing the total number of debates accepted by Bowles to eight. GOP Senate Candidate Elizabeth Dole, however, has still only agreed to a single debate; one she accepted immediately following the primary election two weeks ago. The Charlotte Observer today expressed their disbelief that Dole has yet to follow through on her promise to hold additional debates.
Bowles Receives Support from Key Environmental Leaders
Raleigh - Erskine Bowles, the front runner for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, has received the Pre-Primary endorsement and support of key environmental leaders across the state. Bowles has been a leader in the Democratic Primary on the issues that concern all North Carolinians. Bowles has taken Elizabeth Dole to task for her support of the Administration's environmental policy, a policy which would roll back targets for reducing emissions of pollutants like sulphur-dioxide,