Dole returns to Kansas for events in 10 cities

Bob Dole (KSN File Photo)
Bob Dole (KSN File Photo)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – Kansas political icon Bob Dole has returned to his home state for 10 receptions and open houses over the next three days.

The 90-year-old former U.S. Senate majority leader and presidential candidate’s first event is a private reception Monday afternoon at the Republican Party headquarters in Overland Park.

Dole also planned to visit Olathe, Paola and Ottawa on Monday. He’s scheduled to be in Lawrence on Tuesday for an event at the Institute of Politics named for him at the University of Kansas before traveling to Holton, Hiawatha and Troy. He plans to wrap up his tour Wednesday in Atchison and Leavenworth.

He’s planning a second tour of the state in May.

Dole represented Kansas in Congress from 1961 until 1996, when he was the GOP presidential nominee. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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