Pete Domenici, Six-Term Senator From New Mexico, Dies at 85

Mr. Domenici’s plain-spoken manner and mastery of budget and tax issues made him one of the Senate’s most influential members. He served from 1972 to 2008.

Pete Domenici, the former six-term Republican senator from New Mexico whose mastery of budget and tax issues and energy policy made him one of the Senate’s most influential members, died on Wednesday in Albuquerque. He was 85.A spokeswoman for the law firm of his son Pete Domenici Jr. confirmed the death. The Associated Press said that he died at the University of New Mexico Hospital and that he had undergone abdominal surgery in recent weeks.Mr. Domenici had long struggled with frontotempora...