By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 14:02 EST
Ex Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) via Facebook

Former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) admitted on Tuesday to fathering a child with Michelle Laxalt, the daughter of former Nevada Gov. and Sen. Paul Laxalt (R) after what she called “one night’s mistake” more than 30 years ago.

 

According to Talking Points Memo, Domenici and Laxalt gave separate statements to the Albuquerque Journal revealing the existence of their son, Nevada attorney Adam Paul Laxalt.

“I have apologized as best as I can to my wife, and we have worked together to strengthen our relationship,” Domenici said in his statement. “I deeply regret this and am very sorry for my behavior. I hope New Mexicans will view that my accomplishments for my beloved state outweigh my personal transgression.”

Domenici served six terms in the Senate, from 1973 until 2009.

According to her autobiography statement on Politico’s “The Arena,” Michelle Laxalt worked as a lobbyist, and was named one of the “top 50 lobbyists in D.C.” by The Washingtonian in 1993 and 1998. Her most recent lobbyings were made in 2010, on behalf of the American Gaming Association, and three companies connected to American financier T. Boone Pickens: BP Capital, Clean Energy Fuels and Mesa Wind and Mesa Water. It is unclear whether she ever lobbied Domenici.
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