95-Year-Old Senate Candidate 'Never Surprised' by Politics

At 92, the late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., had been the Senate's oldest sitting member. One of the candidates in this month's West Virginia Senate primary is hoping to take over the title, along with Byrd's seat. Ken Hechler is a 95-year-old veteran Democratic politician whose career dates back to a job in the Truman administration. Hechler served in the House from 1959 to 1977 and as West Virginia's secretary of state from 1985 to 2001. Now, he hopes to succeed Byrd in the Senate. "I was...Full Story
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