High-ranking GOP Rep. Sensenbrenner announces he's not running for re-election

F. James Sensenbrenner Jr.
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Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) announced on Wednesday that after serving in Congress for 40 years, he's ready to retire.

Sensenbrenner, who has served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is the second-most senior House member and the highest-ranking Republican to say he will not seek re-election once the current term is over.

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