Former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole retured to Kansas Friday.
The long time Republican leader is in his hometown of Russell where a meet and greet was held with the people of his hometown.
Many residents took time to visit with the man who helped define Republican politics in Kansas and the nation.
Dole who turns 88 next month served in the U.S. Senate for nearly 30 years. His political resume includes time a the senate majority leader, and more than one run for President. He won the Republican nomination in 1996 but lost to incumbent Democrat Bill Clinton.
Since leaving the Senate in 1996, Dole has worked as a special counsel for a Washington D.C. law firm.