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Former
US Sen. Bob Dole on Tuesday stood up from his wheelchair to
salute the casket of former President President George H.W.
Bush.

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  • Former US Sen. Bob Dole, who’s 95-years-old, on Tuesday stood
    up from his wheelchair in the US Capitol Rotunda to salute the
    casket of former President George H.W. Bush.
  • Like Bush, the former Republican senator is a war hero and
    served with distinction in World War II. 
  • The two men were also political rivals at various points in
    their long, storied careers. 
  • Bush, the 41st President of the US, died at the age of 94 on
    November 30.

Former US Sen. Bob Dole, who’s 95-years-old, on Tuesday stood up
from his wheelchair in the US Capitol Rotunda to salute the
casket of former President George H.W. Bush.

It was an emotional, powerful moment, particularly given the
history the two men share.  

Like Bush, the former Republican senator is a war hero and served
with distinction in World War II. 

Dole also competed against Bush for the Republican nomination for
president twice in 1980 and 1988. 

Both men lost to Reagan in 1980, though Bush went on to be
Reagan’s vice president before winning the GOP nomination and
ultimately the presidency in 1988. 


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President George HW Bush

Dole ran a final campaign for president in 1996, this time
winning the GOP nomination. In the end, however, he lost the
election to incumbent Democratic President Bill Clinton. 

Bush, the 41st President of the US, died at the age of 94 on
November 30 and is being remembered across the nation this week
as a lifelong public servant and dedicated family man. 


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