Pete Domenici is a Republican U.S. Senator from New Mexico. He announced in 2007 his decision to retire from public office, apparently because of a neurological disorder, which suggests he really does want to spend his final years with his family. His seat is now one of the six hot contested seats for Democrats to win.
In 1972, he became the first New Mexico Republican in 38 years to be elected to U.S. Senate. With his re-election in 2002, Domenici became the first New Mexican elected to serve six full six-year terms in the Senate.  He announced that he will retire at the end of his term in 2008.
In a November 20, 2005 interview with Don Imus Republican New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici was exposed as being too small to praise the excellent job that Richardson was doing. Source: Michael Coleman, "Senator Avoids Prasing Nemesis." Albuquerque Journal. November 20, 2005.
On March 5, 2007 Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint against Domenici for his involvement in possible attempts to influence Justice Department investigations. Dismissed U.S. Attorney David Iglesias had earlier revealed that both Domenici and Republican U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, both New Mexico Republicans, telephoned him before the Nov. 7, 2006 Midterm General Election seeking information on the pace of corruption investigations involving Democratic officeholders. News Source
In December 2006, Domenici was spotted wandering the halls of his Senate office building wearing pajamas. (Source: Wonkette, Dec. 4, 2006)
- DOMENICI, Pete Vichi from Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present
- Biography – Pete Domenici (U.S. Senate )
- Beyond DeLay: The 22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress (and two to watch): Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
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