On This Day In 1996: Dole Sweeps 8 GOP Primaries

March 5, 1996:

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Three days after an impressive victory in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole sweeps eight more primaries, in Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and Colorado.

The results will force two GOP candidates out of the race: former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana.

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