Iowa's Tom Harkin was first elected to Congress in 1974 in a wave of anti-Nixon, anti-Republican sentiment. He has served more than 14,500 days since then, and is now down to his final month in office.
Harkin watched another colleague, Louisiana's Mary Landrieu, lose her senate seat Saturday. He talks about what's going wrong for Democrats and why voters have voted out so many Democrats since Barack Obama became president.
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