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GOP state Sen. Claire Robling won’t run again

After 16 years in the Legislature, the Jordan Republican says she won’t seek re-election.

After 16 years in the Legislature, Republican state Sen. Claire Robling of Jordan is calling it quits.

“I’ve been contemplating this decision for the last year, and with the upcoming endorsing convention, I’ve decided not to move forward with a re-election bid,” Robling said this morning in a statement.

She said she did not believe she’d have a serious challenge in the upcoming election.

Her district had been contracted geographically by redistricting, because of population growth in Scott County.

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“When I first saw the new district, I was excited because I’ve really enjoyed representing the people in these communities,” she said. “It’s been an honor to serve this area, and I’ve always worked hard to represent my constituents in St. Paul,but sixteen years in this position is long enough. I find my enthusiasm for doing this job for another four years is waning. I think it’s time to let someone else step into this spot.”