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Howard Baker with Pete Domenici face reporters
Former White House Chief of Staff, Howard Baker, left, and New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici face reporters at a party for first lady Nancy Reagan on August 15, 1988. Both men are being mentioned as possible vice presidential candidates for George Bush. (UPI Photo/Vince Mannino/Files)
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Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is an American Republican politician, who served six terms as a United States Senator from New Mexico, from 1973 to 2009, the longest tenure in the state's history.

During Domenici's tenure in the Senate, he advocated waterway usage fees, nuclear power, and related causes. Domenici announced on October 4, 2007, his decision not to seek re-election to the Senate in 2008 for health reasons, in particular frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

Domenici serves as a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he focuses on budget and nuclear energy issues.

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