New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (left) endorsed Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty on Tuesday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Ted Stevens served Alaska in the Senate for four decades, but lost a re-election bid amid corruption charges in 2008. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Senate candidates Jerry Moran (left) and Todd Tiahrt shake hands after their first televised debate July 6 at the studio of NBC affiliate KSNT-27, in Topeka. The debate was moderated by Bob Beatty and Kelli Stegeman. Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal/AP hide caption

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Michael Bromwich, the new director of what is now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, testifies before a Senate panel as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar listens on June 23. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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