When Elizabeth Dole, who’s campaigning in North Carolina to retain her Senate seat, was invited to a Washington D.C. cocktail occasion over the weekend and couldn’t attend, she despatched a common substitute: her canine, Leader.
“Leader is always a big hit,” Dole spokesman Wes Climer advised the Washington Post. Leader attended a occasion on the Watergate, the place Dole and her husband Bob reside whereas in D.C.
The gregarious Miniature Schnauzer is a well-known determine round Washington, and sometimes accompanies Dole to her dog-friendly workplace within the Senate constructing, the place the Eight-year-old hangs out with two different four-legged “staffers.” “It makes it a very fun place to work,” Climer says.
Leader is definitely the Doles’ second canine named Leader. Leader I, who died in 1999, was a present from Dole to her husband when he turned Senate majority chief. The Doles adopted Leader II quickly after the unique Leader died.
Climer says Leader shares his homeowners’ love for assembly individuals. “Leader is sorely disappointed that he was unable to join the senator on her bus tour this week,” says Climer, including that Leader will be a part of the Doles in North Carolina by Election Day.