Senator Jean Carnahan has delivered her farewell address from the floor of the U.S. Senate, commenting on her two years on Capitol Hill and the circumstances under which she went to Washington. Carnahan was appointed to the Senate following the posthumous election win of her husband, the late Governor Mel Carnahan. She was defeated at the polls earlier this month by former St. Louis area Congressman Jim Talent. In her speech, Carnahan said she is grateful to have served in the Senate, even for a short time, and to have served at a time when the country faced so many challenges. Talent is expected to be sworn-in as Missouri’s junior U.S. Senator sometime before Thanksgiving.