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FEB 01, 2013 - The Nation

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What We Will Lose When Tom Harkin Leaves the Senate

Tom Harkin’s decision to retire from the Senate at the end of his current term will create an immeasurable void in the chamber where he has served for more than a quarter century. A progressive populist with a history of defending organized labor, working farmers, public education and public services, the Iowan arrived in the Senate as a fighting FDR Democrat and he will leave as one. As The Des Moines Register well recognized in its editorial on the Iowa Democrat's decision to retire: A variety of terms have been used to describe Harkin’s politics. He has been called a ... Read More

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