Bob Dole hospitalized, undergoing therapy

Published: Feb. 22, 2010 at 10:50 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2010 at 10:52 PM CST
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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, undergoing therapy after recovering from pneumonia, his spokesman says.

Dole, 86, was admitted to the military hospital about three weeks ago with a respiratory condition, spokesman Michael Marshall said Monday. Dole recuperated from his bout with pneumonia but has remained at Walter Reed to regain strength from earlier surgery on his left knee, Marshall said.

Dole overcame disabling war wounds to forge a 36-year political career. In the early 1990s, he underwent successful surgery for prostate cancer. He served four terms in the House before he was elected to the Senate in 1968. He retired from the Senate in 1996 to run for president against Democrat Bill Clinton.