BREAKING NEWS: Former Republican Senator Bob Dole dies at age 98
- Former Republican Senator Bob Dole died at the age of 98 Sunday morning
- He served as a senator for Kansas for 27 years and was the 1996 Republican presidential nominee
Former Republican Senator Bob Dole died at the age of 98 Sunday morning
Former Republican Senator Bob Dole died at the age of 98 Sunday morning.
‘It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,’ the Elizabeth Dole Foundation tweeted on Sunday.
‘At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon,’ the statement continues.
Dole served in the Senate for 27 years and was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996.
He represented Kansas in the Senate and was the Republican Leader of the upper chamber during the final 11 years of his tenure, including three nonconsecutive years as Senate Majority Leader.
Dole leaves behind his wife Elizabeth, 85, and daughter Robin, 67.