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WASHINGTON — Political legends aren’t made, overnight.

Sixth district Congressman Howard Coble won his first election with 51 percent of the vote and won his re-election by only 79 votes.

Since then, he’s become an institution in Piedmont politics, but he is retiring in a few weeks

Bob Buckley is in Washington covering his last days in Congress.