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Utah’s elected leaders react to the passing of former Sen. Bob Dole

Dec 5, 2021, 6:03 PM | Updated: 6:04 pm
FILE - Presidential hopeful Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., speaks to supporter's in LeMars, Iowa., Feb. 10,...
FILE - Presidential hopeful Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., speaks to supporter's in LeMars, Iowa., Feb. 10, 1996. Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98. His wife, Elizabeth Dole, posted the announcement Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, on Twitter. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver, File)
(AP Photo/Dave Weaver, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — Former United States Senator and former Presidential candidate Bob Dole, 98, passed away Sunday, according to a statement from the Dole family. Many of Utah’s elected leaders went to social media Sunday to express their thoughts on the passing of the 1996 Republican candidate for President. 

It was announced in February that Dole was receiving treatment for advanced lung cancer.

Here’s what Utah’s leaders had to say:

 

 

 

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Utah’s elected leaders react to the passing of former Sen. Bob Dole