NBC News reports:
Bob Dole, the longtime lawmaker who overcame life-threatening injuries during World War II to become a shepherd of the Republican Party, died in his sleep at the age of 98.
Dole’s death was confirmed by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and his family in separate statements Sunday. In February, Dole revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and said he was starting treatment.
He was the top-ranking Republican in the Senate for nearly 11 years (a record until Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., beat it); he was President Gerald Ford’s running mate in 1976; and in January 2018, he received a Congressional Gold Medal, making him only the eighth senator to be so honored.
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