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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:32 PM

End of an Era: Sen. Pete Domenici passes away in Albuquerque

Source: Albuquerque Journal

WASHINGTON — Pete Domenici, the son of Italian immigrants who became the longest-serving U.S. senator in New Mexico’s history and a nationally respected statesman and bipartisan powerbroker, died today at the age of 85.

The former senator passed away following complications from an abdominal surgery procedure.

His passing was confirmed by his wife, Nancy, and his son, Pete Domenici Jr. Domenici had recently undergone abdominal surgery and suffered a setback during his recovery. He was in intensive care when he passed away. The former senator died surrounded by family and friends in comfortable surroundings, the family told the Journal.

“He is out of pain and we all feel good about that,” the Domenicis said. “We are grateful for all of the people who helped here at the hospital and elsewhere.”

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/1062836/end-of-an-era-sen-pete-domenici-passes-away-in-albuquerque.html

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Reply End of an Era: Sen. Pete Domenici passes away in Albuquerque (Original post)
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:36 PM

1. requiescat in pace

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:51 PM

2. He's a former senator. Sorry to hear this.

Sorry he's not still a sitting senator, since he's GOP and would've opened up a position.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:04 PM

3. They don't make Republicans like they used to

RIP

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:08 PM

4. RIP. He was a decent man.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:24 PM

5. RIP.... a good man

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:31 PM

6. He worked with Paul wellstone on mental health legislation

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:56 PM

7. No, NOT SUCH A GOOD MAN !! He was ROTTEN. His voting record proves it. See text


http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Pete_Domenici.htm

Pete Domenici on Abortion


Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)

Pete Domenici on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.

Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)

Pete Domenici on Civil Rights
Click here for 14 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.

Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Rated 0% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 18% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

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Response to vkkv (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:14 PM

8. Yep. nt

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Response to vkkv (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:44 PM

9. THANK YOU

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Response to vkkv (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:25 PM

11. Absolutely, thank you. We needed your reminder, in case some of us forgot. n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:46 PM

10. I was raised in NM during the 70's and 80's

Pete was highly regarded by everyone. Fairly moderate, old school Republican who'd actually compromise.

Also, he totally believed in and understood global climate change. This would have killed his career today.

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