Kansas’ Bob Dole remembered at U.S. Capitol ceremony for public service, sense of humor

By: - December 9, 2021 1:07 pm

Former Sen. Elizabeth Dole rests her head on the casket of her husband, former Sen. Bob Dole, on Dec. 9, 2021, in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, where he lies in state. (Pool photo by Jabin Botsford/Getty Images)


Former Sen. Pat Roberts and former ambassador Robert Lighthizer pay their respects to former Sen. Bob Dole as he lies in state Dec. 9, 2021, at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. (Pool photo by Sarahbeth Maney/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Kansas Reflector. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.