Bob Dole: I Have Lung Cancer

Brunilde Fioravanti
Febbraio 18, 2021

He also was chair of the Republican National Committee from 1971 to 1973.

Dole, a native of Russell, Kansas, represented the state in Congress for nearly 36 years before resigning from the Senate in 1996 to challenge Democratic President Bill Clinton.

Washington (CNN)Bob Dole, the longtime U.S. senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he has an advanced form of lung cancer and will undergo treatment. He ran for president once, vice president once and twice came up short for the GOP nomination for president.

In a tweet, Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly wished Dole "a swift recovery". He was known during his congressional career for both a sharp tongue and his skills in making legislative deals.

He served for 27 years as a U.S. senator from Kansas, including two stints as the Senate majority leader.

Dole served with distinction in the Army during World War II, suffering serious injuries in battle in Italy.

In 2018, Congress gave him the Congressional Gold Medal. During that time, he served as Senate Majority Leader and was the longest-serving Republican leader.

Dole was elected to the US House of Representatives from Kansas in 1960 and won election to the US Senate in 1968. His political career spanned almost five decades.

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