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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 21,572

Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan will have served more than 59 years in the House — 21,572 days to be precise — at the end of his current and last term. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in its...

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Senate Aging: Will You Still Re-Elect Us When We’re 64?

Frank Lautenberg’s passing spotlights some obvious generational changes that have been occurring in the Senate for several years. Yet dig a little deeper, and something counter-intuitive emerges. As Bloomberg’s Greg Giroux noted yesterday upon word of Lautenberg’s death at age 89, the New Jersey Democrat...

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Sen. Daniel Inouye holds up a photo of himself on July 31, 1987 in Washington.

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Sen. Daniel Inouye holds up a photo of himself on July 31, 1987 in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 19,478

That’s how many days the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat who died Dec. 17, served in Congress. Inouye entered the House of Representatives when Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959. He was elected to the Senate in 1962...

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Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, questions witnesses during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing in this file photo.

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Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, questions witnesses during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing in this file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 56

That’s how many years it’s been since West Virginia elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate. It’s the longest such drought for Republicans in the nation. The last West Virginia Republican to win a Senate race was Chapman Revercomb, whose...

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Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, right, and Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, left, talk to Lance Auer, deputy assistant secretary for financial institutions with the U.S. Treasury, prior to a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing in Washington.

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Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, right, and Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, left, talk to Lance Auer, deputy assistant secretary for financial institutions with the U.S. Treasury, prior to a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing in Washington.

Capito in 2005: West Virginia Senator ‘Pretty Cool Job’

Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican who announced today that she will run for the Senate in 2014, said seven years ago that being a senator “looks like a pretty cool job.” Capito, who won a seventh House...

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Rep. John Conyers, Jr.,left, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. and Rep. Carolyn Maloney hold a news conference to discuss a proposal to reform election financing.

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Rep. John Conyers, Jr.,left, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. and Rep. Carolyn Maloney hold a news conference to discuss a proposal to reform election financing.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 38,077

That’s the combined number of days that Michigan Democrats John Dingell and John Conyers have served in the U.S. House of Representatives, respectively the longest and seventh-longest tenures in the history of that institution. Their combined tenure comes out to...

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