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Veteran lawmaker won’t run for re-election (3:53 p.m. 1/27/10)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Judy Robson of Beloit says she has decided not to seek re-election in November after two decades in the Legislature.

Robson, a member of the powerful budget committee and a former Senate majority leader, said she made her decision “after much soul-searching.”

Robson was elected to the Assembly in 1987 and served there until winning election to the Senate in 1998. She served as Democratic minority leader in 2005 and became majority leader after the party recaptured the Senate in the 2006 elections.

She was ousted from the job in 2007 by her colleagues in favor of the current majority leader, Russ Decker.

Robson is the third senator to retire in recent days following Republicans Ted Kanavas and Alan Lasee.

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