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

By: - December 9, 2021 2:38 pm
Elizabeth Dole leans over the flag-draped coffin of Elizabeth Dole

Elizabeth Dole rests her head on the casket of her husband and former senator Bob Dole in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building on Dec. 9 in Washington, DC. 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 Ohio Capital Journal. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.