WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican Elizabeth Dole said Monday that she will formally kick off her campaign on Nov. 7, hoping that date will turn into the anniversary of her election to the White House.

``It's exactly one year before the first presidential election of the new millennium and our selection of that date reflects my sense that we will make history,'' Dole said in a release.

The Dole campaign also confirmed on Monday that she will join other Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire's nationally televised debate Oct. 28 at Dartmouth College.

Dole, who has been campaigning since early this year, will launch her official kickoff swing in Des Moines, Iowa. From there, the tour traces her strategy for next year's early nominating contests. She will appear in Manchester, N.H., and Columbia, S.C., on Nov. 8 before wrapping up the hoopla in her hometown of Salisbury, N.C.