Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina after his 24+ hour filibuster in 1957. He was a Democrat then. Later, Thurmond would switch to the Republican Party.
March 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.
Essie Mae Washington-Williams, daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), speaks to reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003.
February 6, 2013 The daughter of the former fiery segregationist passes away; she revealed her parentage in 2003, six months after Thurmond's death.
September 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.
September 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.
June 22, 2010 Tim Scott beats Strom Thurmond's son to become the Republican nominee for a South Carolina House seat.
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