Mar 7, 2013 — In 1957, Sen. Strom Thurmond prepared for his filibuster against civil rights legislation with steam baths — to become dehydrated so he wouldn't need a bathroom break. He got at least one chance to relieve himself, however. This week, Sen. Rand Paul gave up when nature's call became too urgent.
Feb 6, 2013 — The daughter of the former fiery segregationist passes away; she revealed her parentage in 2003, six months after Thurmond's death.
Sep 20, 2010 — Sen. Lisa Murkowski is trying to win another term after having lost the primary in Alaska. In recent history, only one senator who suffered a primary defeat — Connecticut's Joe Lieberman — managed to keep his seat in November.
Sep 17, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is expected to announce later Friday that she will seek to keep her seat by running as a write-in candidate in November. She was defeated for renomination in the Aug. 24 primary.
Jun 22, 2010 — Tim Scott beats Strom Thurmond's son to become the Republican nominee for a South Carolina House seat.