Former senators: Where are they now?

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn. speaks with reporters on Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, following a closed meeting with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, and acting CIA Director Michael Morell. Rice is considered a likely choice to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state, but she has been sharply criticized by GOP lawmakers about comments she made following the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


Twelve former senators: Where are they now?

You can tell a lot about senators by what they do when they retire. In some cases, they never really go away, hanging around like Obi-Wan Kenobi's ghost. In other cases, they turn their access into income. And a select few simply fade away.Here's a look at what happened to 12 senators who left last year.Auditioning for Washington wise manFormer Sen. Kent Conrad (AP) Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.Why he left: Retired after serving 26 years.What he's doing now: Joined the …

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