Madison
54° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Kohl says goodbye to Senate, colleagues

Published On: Dec 13 2012 11:27:35 AM CST

Channel3000.com file photo

Herb Kohl

MILWAUKEE -

Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl has given his final speech from the floor of the U.S. Senate.

The retiring Democrat delivered brief farewell remarks Thursday morning. He remembered some of his late colleagues with whom he served in his 24 years as a senator and thanked current colleagues.

Kohl took office in 1989 for his first of four terms. The 77-year-old is stepping down after his current term is up Jan. 2.

He spoke for about three minutes. He acknowledged that he hasn't always agreed with his colleagues but he said every senator is acting on the genuine belief that their actions are best for their states and the nation.

Kohl will be replaced in three weeks by fellow Democrat Tammy Baldwin.

Kohl owns the Milwaukee Bucks and consistently ranks as one of Congress's wealthiest members. He ran on the motto, "Nobody's senator but yours," suggesting he would be answerable to the people, not to special interests.

Advertisement
  • Marysville Pilchuck school shooting 4

    KOMO

    2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

    A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

  • Craig Spencer

    America's Ebola patients

    An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

  • Hot peppers

    Karimala/iStock

    Notable food recalls

    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement