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25 years ago: Sen. Dole throws hat into presidential ring

November 9, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 9, 1987:

Senate Republican leader Bob Dole today formally opened his GOP presidential bid. Entering the race at the age of 64, Dole spoke today to thousands of cheering supporters in his hometown of Russell, Kansas. Flanked on stage by his wife, daughter, and a group of Kansas political luminaries, Dole made some subtle criticisms of the GOP front-runner George Bush, who was running on his strength as President Reagan's loyal vice president. Dole said that history would be grateful to Reagan, but that "the Reagan record is not something to stand on. It's not something to run on. It's something to build on."

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