INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s departing U.S. Sen. Richard is leaving the
Senate with one last act of compromise in support of Congress’ “fiscal
The Republican will leave the Senate on Thursday after having cast 13,067
votes over nearly four decades in Washington. U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly is
being sworn in as Indiana’s newest senator after defeating state Treasurer
Richard Mourdock in November’s election.
Lugar’s final vote caps decades of work across party lines. That compromise
helped lead to his ouster in last year’s Republican primary by Mourdock.
Lugar’s service places him 10th on the list of total votes cast in a Senate
career. West Virginia’s late Sen. Robert Byrd tops that list with 18,689
votes cast over 50 years in the chamber.