Former US Sen. Dole to resume Kansas tour

Bob Dole (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole resumes his Kansas tour next week with stops including Wichita, Manhattan and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene.

It’s the second leg of a planned series of visits by the 90-year-old Russell native to his home state this year. Dole has said he’s making the trips from his current home in Washington, D.C., to visit with friends and former supporters.

Next week’s schedule includes 16 stops for what are billed as public meet-and-greet events. Dole made a 10-day trip to northeast Kansas in April.

Dole spent nearly 36 years in Congress. He was the Senate majority leader for 11 years before stepping down in 1996 to run as the Republican nominee for president against Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton.

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