Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole made a number of stops in northwest Wednesday. His visits included Goodland, Sharon Springs, Oakley, Colby, Hoxie and Quinter.
At the Buffalo Bill Center in Oakley, the 90 year old Russell, KS native was reflective, while at the same time informative about the challenges currently faced in Washington. He also interjected humor, saying that he is “making this tour because [he] doesn’t know how much longer [he] is going to be around, but that if [he] wasn’t around in 2016 [he] would be sure to vote absentee.”
Senator Dole is scheduled to make stops in Wakeeney, Hill City, Norton, Oberlin and Atwood Thursday…then St. Francis Friday.
Bob Dole represented Kansas in the House of Representatives from 1961-1969, and in the United State Senate from 1969-1996. In the 1996 presidential election he was the Republican nominee, unsuccessfully challenging incumbent President Bill Clinton.