April 1, 1996 in Nation/World

Powell Calls Dole, Congratulates Him

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Retired Gen. Colin Powell telephoned Kansas Sen. Bob Dole at his apartment here over the weekend, but the certain Republican Party presidential nominee wouldn’t talk about whether Powell might yet emerge as his running mate.

“It wasn’t that long,” Dole told reporters, referring to the conversation. “It was very nice of him to call.”

Powell just called to congratulate him on getting more than the 996 delegates needed for the GOP nomination, Dole said.

The retired general has said repeatedly he does not intend to be a candidate for any elective office in 1996 - including vice president.

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