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Dole, Eisenhower will help lead Brownback re-election bid


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- Sam Brownback announced Tuesday former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, a Russell native, and Mary Jean Eisenhower will serve as the national co-chairs of his 2014 re-election campaign for governor of Kansas.

In a jointly written letter, Dole and Eisenhower said they didn't hesitate to serve the campaign.

"From years of association, we know Sam Brownback to be a good man with the right ideas and experience continue leading our great state forward," Dole and Eisenhower wrote. "Seeing Kansas grow and prosper is one of the great joys of our lives, and we are honored to stand with Sam Brownback. We cherish our Kansas traditions and we are excited about its future. We urge all Kansans to join this campaign."

Dole served Kansas in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996 and in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. Eisenhower is the president of the board of directors for the People to People International, a humanitarian organization founded by her grandfather, President Dwight D. Eisenhower.