Cruz’s comments draw fire from Dole, McCain
March 7th, 2014
05:23 PM ET
1 month ago

Cruz’s comments draw fire from Dole, McCain

Washington (CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole and John McCain are pushing back against Sen. Ted Cruz for comments he made Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

As Cruz was talking about how the Republican Party had not been successful in recent campaigns and what it needed to do to win, he said if “you want to lose elections, stand for nothing.”
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Filed under: Bob Dole • CPAC • John McCain • Ted Cruz
As Senate vet Dole celebrates 90th birthday, he laments tone in Washington
Former Sen. Bob Dole, second from right, who was wounded in World War II, made friends with a number of servicemen wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan during a stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center two years ago.
July 22nd, 2013
07:13 AM ET
9 months ago

As Senate vet Dole celebrates 90th birthday, he laments tone in Washington

Washington (CNN) - Robert Dole knew his share of Washington fights - as the Republican vice presidential and presidential nominee and as both Senate majority and minority leader.

But as he celebrates his 90th birthday on Monday, he told CNN he believes the tone in Washington is much more bitter - and that is not helping the country.

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Filed under: Bob Dole • Senate
GOP should be ‘Closed for repairs,’ says Dole
May 26th, 2013
11:49 AM ET
11 months ago

GOP should be ‘Closed for repairs,’ says Dole

(CNN) – National Republicans have shifted so drastically in the past decade that the party’s most vaunted figure - former President Ronald Reagan - would no longer find a home in the GOP, former Sen. Bob Dole claimed Sunday.

“Reagan couldn’t have made it,” Dole said, adding he too would also have faced challenges in today’s Republican Party.
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Filed under: Bob Dole • Republican Party
Dole remembers his friend and fellow veteran
Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in World War II.
December 18th, 2012
12:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Dole remembers his friend and fellow veteran

(CNN) - Fellow World War II veteran and long-time Senate colleague Bob Dole remembered his friend Daniel Inouye as a man who "consistently demonstrated his honesty and integrity."

Inouye died of respiratory complications Monday evening. He was 88.

The two men met after both were injured in the war a week apart. They ended up in the same army hospital in Michigan, forming a bipartisan friendship that lasted for decades.

Dole, a Republican, has said Inouye, a Democrat, was the best bridge player in the hospital.

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Filed under: Bob Dole • Daniel Inouye
March 22nd, 2012
07:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Dole, Baker toasted for embracing bipartisan politics

Washington (CNN) - When expectations of a bipartisan Congress seem like a bygone tradition, two men who embodied leadership often beyond party politics were honored in Washington for their combined century of service.

Senators Bob Dole and Howard Baker served in Congress for nearly 100 years between them.

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Filed under: Bob Dole • Congress
Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates
March 2nd, 2012
09:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates

Pasco, Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum continued to cast himself as a scrappy fighter against a mighty Republican "establishment" late Thursday – even lumping together former presidents and former presidential hopefuls into a losing clan of Republican moderates.

"You have an opportunity, here in Washington state, to join me …To say we want a conservative nominee for the Republican Party in the fall," Santorum told hundreds of supporters in Pasco, Washington, ahead of the state's caucuses on Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Dole • George H.W. Bush • John McCain • Rick Santorum • Washington
January 26th, 2012
02:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Dole assails Gingrich in plea to conservatives

(CNN) - Bob Dole, a Mitt Romney supporter and former Republican presidential nominee, issued a scathing statement Thursday blasting Newt Gingrich for being a "one-man-band who rarely took advice."

In an open letter to conservatives distributed by Romney's campaign, Dole said he personally took steps to assist the former House speaker pay off a penalty levied by the House Ethics Committee.

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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Dole • Newt Gingrich
Dole calls old Iowa allies to push Romney
December 29th, 2011
02:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Dole calls old Iowa allies to push Romney

(CNN) - Bob Dole is calling Republican leaders in Iowa to make the case for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a longtime Dole ally in Washington and two Republican sources in Iowa who were among those contacted.

Dole, who placed first in the Iowa caucus in 1996 before going on to become the Republican nominee, is personally making the appeals to veteran activists who supported Dole's own campaign in the Hawkeye State.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Dole • Iowa • Mitt Romney
Romney wins endorsements from Bob Dole, Iowa newspaper
December 18th, 2011
07:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins endorsements from Bob Dole, Iowa newspaper

(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has scored the endorsement of Bob Dole, who lauded the former Massachusetts governor in an ad Sunday in Iowa's The Des Moines Register newspaper.

The public endorsement comes one day after the Register - Iowa's largest newspaper - backed Romney in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and just over two weeks before Iowa's critical presidential caucuses on January 3.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Dole • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
Former Senator Dole honored for decades of service
October 21st, 2011
09:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Former Senator Dole honored for decades of service

Washington (CNN) - Hundreds of his former colleagues, aides and people from across the political aisle gathered in Washington Friday evening to honor former Republican Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole, who marked his 50th anniversary of being elected to Congress.

Dole, a native of Kansas, told the crowd he got into politics by accident.
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Filed under: Bob Dole • Senate
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