Former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, who turned 91 on Tuesday, has lost none of his political zest for "big challenges," attacking Obamacare and the scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Service and Veterans Administration in a new campaign ad for a Kansas lawmaker.
The ad, titled "The Kansas Way," features Dole's voice-over ticking off top issues facing the nation as he endorses Republican Kansas Rep. Lynn Jenkins for re-election.
"America faces big challenges," the World War II hero says. "The IRS and VA scandals. Medicare in trouble and Obamacare making things worse. But I believe in America because I believe in leaders like Lynn Jenkins. She works hard on the big issues.
"Lynn sticks to her conservative principles but she gets things done, it's the Kansas way," Dole declares.
A picture of Dole with Jenkins ends the campaign spot — a "coup" for Jenkins, the Washington Examiner
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In an interview
last April, Dole — who ran unsuccessfully against President Bill Clinton in 1996 — talked about his days on the front lines of presidential politics.
"I miss it," he said in an interview with the Wichita Eagle
. "I miss being in the eye of the storm."
Dole conducted a nine-county tour in April 2013 to "shake hands, share a few stories . . . thank all the people who supported me for 30 years," he told the Eagle, joking:
"My trouble is that I have a 45-year-old mind trapped in a 90-year-old body."
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