Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) is recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a bout with pneumonia and surgery on his knee.
Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, has gotten past his struggle with pneumonia and, according to a source, is back to working and making calls from the hospital on behalf of his clients at the law firm Alston & Bird.
“Thanks to the great doctors and nurses at Walter Reed, I am making great strides, working between sessions and hope to be fully recovered and back at the office in a few weeks,” Dole said in a statement to POLITICO.
Dole, 86, was hospitalized at Walter Reed for more than a week last summer after experiencing an elevated heart rate. He was also treated for sores on his left leg.
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The former senate majority leader intends to return to work as soon as he can walk.