WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 17: Co-chairman of the President's Commission on Care For America's Returning Wounded Warriors former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) (R) pauses as he testifies before Senate Veterans Affairs Committee October on Capitol Hill October 17, 2007 in Washington, DC. The full committee held the hearing to learn of updates to the Veterans Affairs Department and the Defense Department collaboration on the Report of the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors. (Photo by Stephanie Kuykendal/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Bob Dole back at Walter Reed

The 87-year-old ex-senator's readmittance to the medical center follows 10 months there for treatment of pneumonia

Associated Press
January 8, 2011 4:38AM (UTC)

A spokeswoman for the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence says former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has been readmitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dole Institute spokeswoman Heather Anderson tells The Associated Press that Dole was admitted to the hospital Thursday. She said she had no additional details, and several messages left with Walter Reed staff weren't immediately returned Friday.


The 87-year-old Russell native spent 10 months at Walter Reed last year after suffering pneumonia three times following knee surgery in February. He left the facility in mid-November.

Dole was first elected to the U.S. House in 1960 and to the Senate in 1968. He was President Gerald Ford's running mate in 1976 and was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, losing to Bill Clinton.

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