THE CANDIDATE'S DAUGHTER TAKES CENTER STAGE

There are many women in Washington like Robin Dole--alone at 41, having had a succession of jobs that never quite turn into a career, longing for a husband and children but knowing that time is not on her side. The difference for Robin Dole is that as the only child of presidential candidate Bob Dole, she has the burden of transforming the workaholic Doles, who live in the Watergate and eat frozen dinners on their rare nights at home, into a Norman Rockwell tableau befitting a family-values party.

Robin has been in public life since age 5, when she wore a...

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