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Sen. Nelson says goodbye on the Senate floor

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After serving twelve years in the U.S. Senate, Democratic Senator Ben Nelson says his goodbye.

Nelson says it was a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to serve the state for 20 years; eight as governor and 12 as a U.S. Senator.

He says the people of Nebraska are generous and hardworking, and it's been a privilege to serve and represent them.

Nelson says he based his decisions on policies and votes on how it would affect both Nebraska and his country. "This focus and advocacy for my home state has resulted in both praise and criticism at various times," said Nelson. "But I stand here today proud of the accomplishments achieved over the last 12 years, and grateful for the opportunity afforded to me by the people of Nebraska."

Senator Nelson says he looks forward to spending time with his family upon the completion of his second term.

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