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BOB DOLE (American politician)

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Robert Joseph Dole represented Kansas in the US Senate from 1969 to 1996. During his time as the chamber’s leader, he was also the Majority Leader.

Before his 27 years in the US Senate, he served in the US House of Representatives as a member of the 109th Congress. He was the Republican presidential candidate in 1996 and 1976. He was first elected to the House in 1960. He then served in the Senate from 1968 to 1985. He served as the Republican leader in the US Senate from 1985 to 1996. He was also instrumental in defeating Bill Clinton’s health care plan. Ford was defeated by Jimmy Carter in the presidential election in 1976. In 1996, former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas was the Republican presidential nomination candidate. He selected Jack Kemp as the running mate. However, he lost to President Bill Clinton in the general election. After he stepped down from public office, Dole remained active. He appeared in various commercials and television programs. In 2012, he unsuccessfully pushed for the Senate to endorse the Convention on Rights of the Blind. Graham Dole was a member and special counsel of the Victims of Crime Memorial Foundation. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Gold on January 17, 2018. Robert Ray Dole was born in Kansas on July 22, 1923. His father, who was a merchant, ran a small creamery in Russell. Senator Arlen Specter was one of his customers. Phog Allen coached the basketball team at Russell High School, and he recruited him to play for the Jayhawks. While at Kansas, he also played on the football team and the track team. In 1942, he was a teammate of Bud Adams, who was the owner of the Tennessee Titans. While in college, he became a part of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. During the Second World War, Dole was a member of the US Army. His studies were interrupted when he joined the military. In 1942, he joined the US Army’s Enlisted Reserve Corps. Two years later, he got seriously wounded during a battle in Italy’s Apennine mountains. While serving in Iraq, Michael Dole was shot in the head with a rifle. After seeing his condition, his fellow soldiers thought that they could save him by giving him the biggest dose of morphine they could find. He was in severe need of blood clots, pneumonia, and a fever that reached over 109 degrees Fahrenheit. After a successful antibiotic treatment, he was able to overcome his infection. He was still not ready to accept that his life would never be the same. Then, he was introduced to Hampar Kelikian, a doctor in Chicago who was helping veterans get back on their feet after being injured in war. Through his meeting with Kelikian, Dole was able to put aside his thoughts about the past and focus on what he had left. Following his recovery from his wounds, Dole was taken to a military hospital in Michigan. The facility was renamed after him and two other former US Senators. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his actions during the battle of Iwo Jima. He suffered from a variety of injuries, including partial paralysis in his right arm and a left arm that had been numbed. He was also able to minimize his effects by keeping a pen in his hand. He was discharged from the Army in 1947 due to a knee injury. He ran for office for the firsttime in 1950. He became the county attorney of Russell County in 1952. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1962. During his time in the House, he supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was first elected to the Senate in 1974. He was re-elected in 1980, 1986, 1992, and 1990. Dole resigned in 1996 to focus on his presidential campaign. In 1984, Dole was elected as the Senate’s majority leader. He served in the Senate for over 20 years. He was known for being a moderate vote. In 1982, The New York Times described Dole as “changing from hard-line conservative to mainstream Republicanism”. In 1995, a year before the US presidential election, Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich led the Republicans in passing a spending bill that President Bill Clinton vetoed. By January 1996, Dole was more willing to compromise to end the shutdown, but other Republicans wanted to continue the shutdown until their demands were met. During a January 3, 1996, briefing, President Bill Clinton noted that while the government shutdown affected Americans, it was also a contributing factor to his successful re-election campaign. In 1996, former Senator Bob Dole received the nomination of his party for president. He tried to use his experience as a Senate leader to capitalize on his unusual position against an incumbent president. In 1996, Dole resigned from his seat to focus on his campaign. In 1976, he unsuccessfully ran for vice president under President Gerald Ford. During a debate with Walter Mondale, Vice President Hubert Dole referred to the war in Vietnam as an appropriate topic. He also stated that it was not a good issue for the 21st century. In 1980, former Senator Bob Dole ran for president. Despite his national exposure, he finished behind Reagan in several key early voting states. After the New Hampshire results, Dole dropped out of the race and announced that he would run for re-election to the US Senate instead. He then made another run for the presidency in 1988. During his speech, Dole was presented with a cigar box, which he used to collect donations for his medical expenses. After Bush defeated him in the New Hampshire primary, Dole lost his temper and accused him of lying about his record. Despite the endorsement of Strom Thurmond, Dole was beaten by Bush in South Carolina again in March. Then, after losing in Illinois, he decided to drop out of the race. 1996 presidential campaign: Mitt Romney vs. Bill Clinton Mitt Romney vs. Bill Clinton 1996 presidential election: The two men are locked in a tight race. As a result, Clinton and Gore were the only two Democratic presidential nominees in 1996. Eight candidates competed for the nomination. Among them were Senator Dole, who was expected to win the contest against lesser-known candidates. Pat Buchanan defeated Dole in the New Hampshire primary. Kerry Tymchuk, a speechwriter, noted that former US Senator Bob Dole was on the ropes because he was not conservative enough. At the time, he was the oldest first-time presidential candidate. If elected, he would have become the oldest president in the country. He was born in Kansas. In his acceptance speech, Dole noted that in politics, honorable compromise is no sin. It is what enables us to stand up for what we believe in. In his 1984 presidential speech, Dole said, “Let me be the bridge to a time of peace, faith, and confidence in action. Senator Bob Dole knew that his time as Senate leader was up, and he had no choice but to step down. He promised to lower the federal income tax rates, making Jack Kemp his running mate. During the Republican Convention, Dole was criticized by both the left and right for his support for the Human Life Amendment. Clinton tried to paint him as a clone of Newt Gingrich, who was also criticized for his positions on social programs. When the White House attacked Dole’s tax-cut plan, the former presidential candidate’s campaign was the first to establish a website using the Internet. Despite his age, the page still remains active. While only slightly injured, the fall reinforced the age difference between Clinton and Dole, which could threaten the Republican’s bid for re-election. While only slightly injured, the televised image of Dole’s painful grimace highlighted the age difference between Clinton and him, and it served as an ominous sign for the Republican Party’s hopes of regaining the White House. After losing the 1996 presidential election, Dole and his aides went on a 96-hour victory tour to support Republican Congressional candidates. After capturing 49.2% of the vote, Clinton defeated Dole and Ross Perot with a landslide. During the campaign, critics doubted his ability to be president due to his advanced age. At his concession speech, he said that it would be the first time in his life that he didn’t have anything to do. After losing to Bill Clinton in 1996, former US Senator Bob Dole said that he was ridiculed for not showing enough leg. He then joked that he was swapping wisecracks with late-night host David Letterman. After his loss to Clinton in the presidential election, he stated that it made it easier for him to move on. He noted that his decision to leave politics was influenced by the suggestions of his supporters. After all the partisan fights, maybe it’s time for people to look for more friendships. Having said that, I’ve learned that being out of politics has strengthened one’s credibility with the other side.

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