Six retiring senators gave farewell speeches on the Senate floor Wednesday, recalling their years on Capitol Hill and outlining their vision for the 113th Congress. In the player above, watch highlights of the speeches by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Kent Conrad (D-S.D.), Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.).
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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.