Bob Dole has endorsed Roger Marshall in the race for his former congressional seat.
“Roger has proven himself to be a capable leader and coalition-builder,” Dole said in a statement sent out by the Marshall campaign. “It is important for Kansans to know they have the calm, steady hand of a conservative leader at the helm.”
Dole served as the representative in the Big First congressional district from 1963 to 1969 before his career in the U.S. Senate.
Marshall, a Great Bend physician, defeated incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp in the recent Republican primary. In June, Dole used one of his first posts from his Twitter account to criticize Huelskamp.
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Marshall will face Libertarian Kerry Burt and indepedent candidate Alan LaPolice in the November election.
Daniel Salazar: 316-269-6791, @imdanielsalazar