Bob Dole

Bob Dole

Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (born July 22, 1923) is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. In the 1976 presidential election he was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President and incumbent President Gerald Ford's running mate. In the presidential election of 1996 he was the Republican nominee for President against incumbent Bill Clinton. Dole is the only politician to have been his party's nominee for both President and Vice President, without being elected to either office.

In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed Dole as a co-chair of the commission to investigate problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, along with Donna Shalala, a former member of the Clinton cabinet. Bob Dole is currently a member of the advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and special counsel at the Washington, D.C. office of law firm Alston & Bird.

Dole is married to former U.S. cabinet member and former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Hanford Dole of North Carolina.

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Milton Balkany - Controversies - Bob Dole
... Senator Bob Dole interceded on its behalf ... Dole had been a beneficiary of Balkany's political fundraising and got involved after the proposal had first been rejected by the U.S ... of the payment following an AID meeting with Dole, both Dole and AID denied that there was any excessive influence exacted on the organisation by the then Senate Majority Leader on Balkany's behalf ...
Bob Dole - Personal Life
... Dole married Phyllis Holden, an occupational therapist at a veterans hospital, in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1948 ... Dole and Holden divorced in 1972 ... In 1975 Dole was elevated to the 33rd˚of the Fraternal Order of Freemasonry to which he is a member ...
Ames Straw Poll - Results - Detailed Year-by-year Results - August 19, 1995
... results Iowa Republican Party Place Candidate Votes Percentage 1 (tie) Bob Dole 2,582 24.4% 1 (tie) Phil Gramm 2,582 24.4% 3 Pat Buchanan 1,922 18.1% 4 Lamar Alexander 1,156 ... Bob Dole and Phil Gramm won with a tie ... Bob Dole would go on to win the Republican nomination ...
Log Cabin Republicans - History - 1996 Presidential Election
... of Republican presidential candidate, Bob Dole, returned the LCR's $1,000 campaign contribution ... The campaign sent a written statement to Price saying that Dole was in "100% disagreement with the agenda of the Log Cabin Republicans." The story took on ... At the event where it was given, Dole had personally spoken with LCR's then-executive director, Rich Tafel, about the group and about AIDS legislation it was promoting in the Senate ...
Jeffrey Bruce Klein - Career - Returning As Editor-in-chief - Bob Dole and Tobacco
... attempt to roll back regulation by electing as president Bob Dole ... Dole was subsequently forced by reporters to defend his support by and for the tobacco industry ... Rather than appearing corrupt, Dole seemed out-of-touch and his image suffered ...

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