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Republican Sen. Claire Robling announces she will not seek reelection

The five-term senator from Jordan says she decided "sixteen years in this position is long enough." She also cited frustration with partisanship at the Capitol. Robling is currently the chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee.
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The five-term senator from Jordan says she decided "sixteen years in this position is long enough." She also cited frustration with partisanship at the Capitol. Robling is currently the chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee.

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