Bob Dole to be presented with Congressional Gold Medal with Trump in attendance

Dole was one of the few prominent Republicans to support President Trump.

Dole served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996 in his home state of Kansas. He spent the first eight years in Washington as a member of the House of Representatives before graduating to the Senate in 1969 and serving through 1996.

Dole's involvement in presidential politics is as lengthy as anyone to never hold the office. He ran for president once, vice president once and twice came up short for the GOP nomination for president.

Dole was the only former presidential candidate to support Trump in the 2016 election, though.

The loss, and his exit from Congress, essentially put an end to Dole's career in politics.

Congress voted to approve the gift of the Gold Medal last September. The medal is Congress’ "highest expression of appreciation for distinguished contributions to the nation," according to The Associated Press.