Bob Dole has endorsed Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, and now is urging fellow Republicans to support him in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, according to a Trump campaign statement.
Dole, who was 1996 Republican presidential nominee before losing to President Bill Clinton, served in the U.S. Senate representing Kansas and is a former Republican National Committee chairman.
“The voters of our country have turned out in record numbers to support Mr. Trump,” Dole said in the statement. “It is important that their votes be honored and it is time that we support the party’s presumptive nominee, Donald J. Trump.”
“I plan to attend the (Republican National Convention) in Cleveland to show my support for our party and our ticket, as I have done my entire life. We must unite as a party to defeat Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump is our party’s presumptive nominee and our best chance at taking back the White House this November.”