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War Hero and Former Senator, Bob Dole, Dead at 98

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Bob Dole, the legendary war hero and former US Senator, has died aged 98.

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Bob Dole has died.

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Legendary World War Two veteran and former US Senator, Bob Dole, has died aged 98.

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The Elizabeth Dole Foundation confirmed that Bob passed away early Sunday morning.

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ARLINGTON, VA – MAY 29: Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-TN) attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier Douliery – Pool/Getty Images)

They wrote:
“It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep.”

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Dole was wounded in WW2 and there were concerns that he wouldn’t survive.

His right arm was permanently disabled, but in a display of coverage and adversity, Dole adapted and later said referring to his political career: “If unable to reach voters with my right hand, I could always reach out with my left.”

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Dole ran for President three times.

He lost in primaries in 1980 to Ronald Reagan and to George H.W. Bush in 1988.

He won the Republican party nomination in 1996, but lost the general election to Bill Clinton.

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Rest in peace.

Our thoughts go out to Bob Dole’s family and friends during this hard time.

RIP.

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