Complicated

Former Senator Reveals Secret Son

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Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., waves good bye to well-wishers as he leaves a press conference in Albuquerque, N.M, Oct. 4, 2007.

It took 30 years, but former senator Pete Domenici (N.M.-R) has decided to clean his closet of skeletons. And what a skeleton it is: Domenici says he fathered an out-of-wedlock son with the lobbyist daughter of a fellow Senate Republican, Nevada’s Paul Laxalt. Domenici says he kept the child a secret at the request of the mother, Michele Laxalt. The 90-year-old is still active in politics, and worked behind the scenes to build support for Romney in Nevada in 2012.