APCO hires Bob Dole to provide "strategic advice"

WASHINGTON, DC: APCO Worldwide has hired former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole as a senior counselor.

WASHINGTON, DC: APCO Worldwide has hired former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole as a senior counselor.

APCO president and CEO Margery Kraus told PRWeek she has known Dole for more than 25 years, and has worked with him over the past year on various projects.

She said Dole will "[provide] some sage guidance as to how Washington works and how the administration functions."

Kraus said that Dole has an "excellent" relationship with the Bush administration. "They call on him for things," she added. "That's something he uses judiciously, as well."

Dole is the second political heavyweight to affiliate himself with APCO in recent months. In October, the agency announced a strategic partnership with Kissinger Associates, a consulting firm led by former Nixon Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

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