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Bob Dole will make second trip to Kansas in May

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 6:21 a.m.

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Dole’s Kansas tour

Dole’s Washington office said his other stops in Kansas are:

Monday

Olathe – 1:45-2:45 p.m., City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe St.

Paola – 4:45-5:45 p.m., Senior Citizens Center, 121 W. Wea St.

Ottawa – 7:30-8:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 1320 W. 15th St.

Tuesday

Holton – 2:45-3:45 p.m., Jackson County Senior Center, 312 Pennsylvania Ave.

Hiawatha – 4:20-5:30 p.m., Fisher Community Center, 201 E. Iowa St.

Troy – 6:15-7:15 p.m., Troy Community Center, 1225 Last Chance Road

Wednesday

Atchison – 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jerry’s Again restaurant, 125 N. Fifth St.

Leavenworth – 12:15-1:30 p.m., Heritage Center, 109 Delaware St.

Bob Dole at KU

Bob Dole will visit the institute named after him at the University of Kansas for a public open house.

Who: Dole was a U.S. senator who also served as Senate majority and minority leader. He was the Republican nominee for president against Bill Clinton in the 1996 election. He was badly wounded in combat in Italy in World War II and was instrumental decades later in leading the effort to build the memorial to that war in Washington, D.C.

When: Doors will open at 10 a.m. The public open house is 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday.

Where: The Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence. Parking and seating is limited. The event will be simulcast and shown at the Kansas Union and at the Lied Center at KU and will be made available for replay the following day on the institute’s website, www.doleinstitute.org.

Bob Dole, the former presidential candidate and majority leader of the U.S. Senate, plans a second trip to Kansas, following the three-day visit he’ll make starting Monday.

The second trip will bring him to Wichita on May 14, his Washington D.C. office said Thursday in a prepared statement.

Exact venues and times will be announced in the coming weeks, and all visits are open to the public.

On Monday, May 12 he will visit: Seneca, Marysville, Washington, Clay Center, Westmoreland and Manhattan

On Tuesday, May 13: Junction City, Abeline, Salina, McPherson and Newton

On Wednesday, May 14: Wichita, El Dorado and Emporia

On Thursday, May 15: Topeka and Wyandotte County

Dole, 90, said he plans no speeches, or to ask for money votes. In an interview this week he said he wants to thank people who supported him for his decades in Congress. He said he hopes Democrats and Independents will show up along with Republicans to meet him.

Reach Roy Wenzl at 316-268-6219 or rwenzl@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @roywenzl.

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