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Fri December 14, 2012

Bingaman Bids Farewell To Senate

Still image from US Senator Jeff Bingaman's farewell speech to the Senate, December 13th, 2012.
Still image from US Senator Jeff Bingaman's farewell speech to the Senate, December 13th, 2012.
Credit Bingman.senate.gov

  U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman has bid his farewell to Washington.

In his speech on the Senate floor Thursday, the retiring Democrat said it was an honor and a privilege to have represented the people of New Mexico in the Senate for the last 30 years. And he thanked New Mexicans for their confidence in his representation.

Bingaman will be replaced by Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich, who defeated Republican Heather Wilson for the coveted seat.