(CNN) – With the 112th Congress coming to an end, several senators gave their farewell remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday.
As they depart, many of them touched on a need for bipartisanship or reflected on key pieces of legislation they helped pass. See some of the highlights after the jump.
Washington (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on Sunday classified Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's views on bipartisanship as "wacky."
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" beside Republican Sen. Dick Lugar, who lost his party's primary to Mourdock in May, Warner warned of the GOP candidate's ideas.
Washington (CNN) – After a bruising primary fight, defeated six-term incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar has no plans to campaign on behalf of his former rival.
But the Indiana senator on Sunday said he has offered advice about how to be a “constructive senator” to Richard Mourdock, the Republican nominee.
(CNN) – Fresh off his Republican primary victory Tuesday, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said he doesn't anticipate successful compromise in the Senate and hopes bipartisanship will be defined as Democrats backing the Republican agenda following the 2012 elections.
"I hope to build a conservative majority so bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy and get America moving again," Mourdock said Wednesday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
Indianapolis (CNN) - Indiana voters retired Dick Lugar on Tuesday after 36 years in the Senate, punishing him for the qualities he considered assets: seniority, expertise in foreign policy and a penchant for bipartisan cooperation.
Hoosier Republicans overwhelmingly chose to replace Lugar with Richard Mourdock, a longtime GOP operative who benefited from manpower and money from tea party activists and outside groups determined to topple the six-term veteran.
(CNN) – Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has made an endorsement - but it's not the one Mitt Romney may be waiting for.
The former senator from Pennsylvania tweeted his support Friday for State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who is challenging the seat's long-time holder, Sen. Dick Lugar.
(CNN) – The race for Indiana's Republican U.S. Senate nomination – already a scathing campaign – got a little uglier Tuesday, as incumbent GOP Sen. Dick Lugar hit rival Richard Mourdock on his record as the state's treasurer.
Indiana Republicans will choose next Tuesday between Lugar, the longest serving Republican in the Senate, and Mourdock, who has the support of major tea party and other conservative groups.
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana responded Friday to recent reports that show he doesn’t live in the state he’s been representing for more than 35 years.
The longtime senator told CNN he maintains a residence for “political purposes” in Indianapolis but doesn’t live at the physical address-staying in hotels around the state, instead.
(CNN) - A leading national tea party group Thursday will endorse a conservative candidate who is primary challenging longtime Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana.
CNN's learned that the Tea Party Express will endorse state Treasurer Richard Mourdock at a news conference in Indiana.
(CNN) - An Indiana group called Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate will hold a straw poll later this month to endorse a GOP candidate to primary challenge longtime Republican Sen. Richard Lugar.
The group tells CNN that their convention will be held on September 24th in Greenfield, Indiana and that it will include both a convention style format and a straw poll, with two delegates each from 55 tea party groups from across the state voting. Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate will make their Senate endorsement based on the results of the straw poll vote.