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Bob Dole Scores on Soccer Field

October 11, 1997

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) _ Bob Dole is scoring points in Midland. Bob Dole is getting cheered on the fields. Best of all, Bob Dole is winning, with a record of 2-1-1.

Bob Dole is the name a group of boys in the under-14 age group chose for their team in Midland Soccer Club play.

And former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole likes it.

``I am flattered to hear about the boy’s soccer team named in my honor,″ the former Senate majority leader wrote in a letter to coach Stacey Gannon. ``The team’s determination and your leadership are important to victory. I will be pulling for you.″

Gannon said the players voted for Dole over Ross Perot. They saw it as a chance to prove Dole can win, he said.

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