Elizabeth Dole to Try for Helms’ Senate Seat

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From Times Wire Reports

Elizabeth Dole will announce today that she is entering the race for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jesse Helms, according to a GOP source.

Dole is expected to make the announcement in Salisbury, her hometown, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Dole was not immediately available for comment.

Dole, 65, has not lived in North Carolina in decades and had long been registered to vote in Kansas, the home state of her husband, former Sen. Bob Dole. But after Helms announced last month that he would not seek reelection in 2002, she has ended her Kansas registration and registered in North Carolina.