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LaHood serenades Bob Dole with 90th birthday wishes

The former Illinois congressman says excitedly in the 10-minute tribute, “Senator Dole, it’s Ray LaHood!” before he immediately starts serenading the former senator with a warbling yet confident rendition of “Happy Birthday.” 

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He sings, “And many more!” before giving a big grin to the camera.

While LaHood was the only one who dared to bust out in song, tons of familiar faces make appearances in the birthday message. They include: Reps. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), former Sens. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), Katie Couric, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, ex-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), former Reps. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and Jane Harman (D-Calif.), former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) and Bipartisan Policy Center President Jason Grumet. 

The organization also encouraged the public to wish Dole a happy birthday Monday on Twitter by tweeting out a message featuring a photo with the new nonagenarian’s favorite dessert, a chocolate milkshake.