Kansas’ Bob Dole remembered at U.S. Capitol ceremony for public service, sense of humor

Top congressional leaders from both parties offered tributes to the Republican in the rotunda

By: - December 9, 2021 12:19 pm
Elizabeth Dole mourns her husband over his casket

Former Sen. Elizabeth Dole rests her head on the casket of her husband, former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building on Dec. 9, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Bob Dole, a veteran who was severely injured in World War II, was a Republican senator from Kansas from 1969 to 1996. He ran for president three times and became the Republican nominee for president in 1996. (Jabin Botsford-Pool/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.