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Senator Bob Dole Home from the Hospital

Bob Dole Home from Hospital 10-5-17Former Republican presidential candidate, US Senate Majority Leader and Russell native Bob Dole is home from the hospital.

On September 13, doctors hospitalized the 94-year-old Dole at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, D.C. for low blood pressure

Dole's wife, former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole, tweeted a request for prayers. He then tweeted that he hopes to be home in a few days, "sipping a cosmo."

On Thursday he tweeted, "Happy to be home. Cheers to all the well wishers, care givers and staff at Walter Reed for taking good care of me. #cosmotime."

Dole served in Congress for 35 years. He left the Senate in 1996 for his campaign against President Bill Clinton. Congress recently voted to award him a Congressional Gold Medal.

(Information courtesy Associated Press.)

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