Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

  • Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, surrounded by military veterans, gestures during a Bush-Cheney 2004 National Veterans Leadership Team rally on May 11, 2004, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

  • Former Sen. Bob Dole, right, and his wife Elizabeth Dole acknowledge well-wishers during a Memorial Day ceremony, May 27, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

TOPEKA, Kan. — 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, died Sunday. He was 98.