Tuesday, 02 March, 2021

Former Sen. Bob Dole announces he has stage 4 lung cancer

Dole lost the White House race to Democrat Bill Clinton 20 years after losing the 1976 election as Gerald Ford’s running mate Former U.S. Senator Dole says he has lung cancer
Adrian Cunningham | 18 February, 2021, 22:14

Bob Dole, the former longtime Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, said Thursday that he has stage 4 lung cancer.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, called Dole a friend and tweeted wishes for a speedy recovery.

Dole lost the White House race to Democrat Bill Clinton, 20 years after losing the 1976 election as Gerald Ford's running mate, making him the only person to lose both the presidential and vice presidential elections on a major party ticket. "We join all of Kansas in praying for God's comfort and His healing hand, and peace for you, for Elizabeth, for Robin, and for your entire family during this hard time".

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Dole became known as a hero of World War II who survived and overcame debilitating injuries to become one of the country's most prominent and influential politicians. He was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 2018 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1997 for his public service. His political career spanned almost five decades.

He led Republicans when they were in the minority for eight years, from 1987 to 1995, and then again as majority leader starting in 1995. He held the role of Republican leader of the Senate during his final 11 years in that chamber before he launched his second and final presidential run in 1996.