Bob Dole coming to Kansas in April and May

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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WICHITA, Kan. — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole says he's coming back to Kansas next week, then again next month.

Dole represented Kansas in Congress from 1960 until 1996. He will celebrate his 91s birthday in July.

He says he planned the trip through Kansas next Monday through Wednesday to see old friends and meet new ones -- and to enjoy a few homemade cookies along the way.

He plans to visit Olathe, Paola and Ottawa on Monday. On Tuesday, he'll be in Lawrence to speak at the Dole Institute of Politics, and then will visit Holton, Hiawatha and Troy. He'll wrap up his tour Wednesday in Atchison and Leavenworth.

Then next month he's set to return. Exact venues and times will be announced in the coming weeks, but they're all open to the public.

Tentative schedule:

Monday May 12:
Seneca, KS
Marysville, KS
Washington, KS
Clay Center, KS
Westmoreland, KS
Manhattan, KS

Tuesday May 13:
Junction City, KS
Abeline, KS
Salina, KS
McPherson, KS
Newton, KS

Wednesday May 14:
Wichita, KS
El Dorado, KS
Emporia, KS

Thursday May 15:
Topeka, KS
Wyandotte County, KS


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