Saying he wants to thank Kansas residents for supporting his political career -- and snack on some brownies or oatmeal raisin cookies -- former U.S. Senator Bob Dole is preparing to visit Emporia on Wednesday afternoon.
Dole appeared on KVOE's Morning Show on Tuesday. He says he's disappointed in how polarized politics has become in Washington.
At the same time, Dole says it's important for him to stay connected to political matters -- which is why he's proud of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas.
Now 90 years old, Dole served in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996. He was also the Republican nominee for president in 1996 and was the vice presidential nominee on Gerald Ford's ticket in 1976.
Dole will appear at the Lyon County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room from 2:45 to 3:45 pm. He plans to open the discussion with brief remarks before taking questions from the audience.
The Emporia stop is the last of the day for Dole and among the last in a 16-city tour over four days this week.