Bob Dole, giant of the Senate and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, dies

Bob Dole, giant of the Senate and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, dies
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Former Republican Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole died Sunday morning, according to a statement released by his family.

“Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years,” the statement said.

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