Governor Haley Barbour Statement on Passing of Former Senator Bob Dole

“Bob Dole was a genuine American hero: as a soldier, as a leader of the Republican party – including as its Chairman and its Presidential nominee in 1996 – who, as GOP Leader, led passage of major legislation that gained bipartisan support.

“After his retirement from the Senate, he led in the formation of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a much needed institution in this day and age.

“Senator Dole had a brilliant wit, often on display; but he also was a serious patriot, a true friend and a devoted family man.

“Marsha’s and my thoughts and prayers are with Elizabeth, the Dole family and the entire, large number of staff members who were so loyal to him throughout his career.”

Haley Barbour was Chairman of the Republican National Committee when Senator Dole was the GOP Presidential Nominee in 1996. He was Founding Partner of BGR Group.