The GOP Brand

by Chris Bodenner
Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), who's battling a tough re-election against Democrat Kay Hagan, won't attend the GOP convention because she has a "busy week scheduled."  (Perhaps, like her husband, she doesn't want to jinx McCain.)  Erin McPike recently reported that nine (Dole makes 10) of the 12 Republicans in the most competitive Senate races are avoiding the national spotlight in St. Paul.