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Lawmakers remember Bob Dole: 'Bona fide American hero'

Added 12-05-21 01:57:02pm EST - “Lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle? mourned the loss of former Republican Sen. Bob Dole who died early Sunday at the age of 98.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Lawmakers remember Bob Dole: 'Bona fide American hero'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle mourned the loss of former Republican Sen. Bob Dole who died early Sunday at the age of 98.

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced in a statement on Sunday that Bob Dole had died that morning in his sleep. The former senator revealed in February that he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and would be undergoing treatment.

Dole represented Kansas in the Senate for nearly 30 years before waging an unsuccessful bid for president in 1996. He also ran for the White House two times prior, but did not clinch his party’s nomination.

He rose to the highest echelons of congressional power, serving as Senate majority leader at two separate points in his career. He held the title for longest-serving Senate Republican leader for years until then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats livid over GOP's COVID-19 attacks on Biden US could default within weeks absent action on debt limit: analysis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown MORE (R-Ky.) eclipsed the record in 2018.

Dole was also a celebrated war veteran, having served in Europe during World War II. He was seriously injured in 1945 after being caught in a German machine gun attack, which left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck and below.

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