Dole says Kansas should support Romney in caucuses.


Kansas political icon Bob Dole urged fellow Republicans on Thursday to support front-running presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the state’s caucuses, potentially boosting Romney’s chances in a state where main rival Rick Santorum figures to do well.

Romney’s campaign released a statement from Dole, the 88-year-old former U.S. Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, two days ahead of Saturday’s voting at 96 locations across the state. The statement also came a day after Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator favored by many anti-abortion GOP conservatives, held a rally in the Kansas City suburb of Lenexa.