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Former US Senator, Bob Dole dies at 98

FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2000, file photo, former senator and former presidential candidate Bob Dole salutes after a speech at the Republican National Convention in the First Union Center in Philadelphia. Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98. His wife, Elizabeth Dole, posted the announcement Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, on Twitter. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Former U.S, senator and Republication presidential nominee Bob Dole has died. He was 98. According to his wife’s foundation, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, confirmed his death on Sunday.

In February, Dole announced that he had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Dole was first elected to Congress in 1961 and ran for president several times before becoming the Republican nominee in 1996. He is survived by his wife and their daughter, Robin.