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Longest Senate filibusters in history

Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:38:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2013 11:07:57 AM CDT

Sen. Ted Cruz carried on his advocacy for the defunding of "Obamacare" for almost 22 hours before finally ending on Wednesday. Though Cruz's effort was technically not a filibuster, take a look at the longest Senate filibusters in history.

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A Republican senator from New York, D'Amato took to the floor in 1986 to protest an amendment to a defense bill that would have blocked funding for a jet fighter built in his state.

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