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Longtime state Sen. John DeFrancisco will not run for re-election

A day after suspending his gubernatorial campaign, state Sen. John DeFrancisco said he will not seek another term representing the 50th Senate District.

DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, previously said it was “unlikely” he would run for re-election even if he didn’t secure the Republican nomination for governor. If he won the GOP gubernatorial nod, he would be prohibited from running for governor and seeking another state Senate term.

In an interview with The Citizen Thursday, DeFrancisco explained his final decision for not running for re-election.

“The state needs a fundamental change,” he said. “I can do my job and do the best I can and get some good things to happen in the Senate as a senator, but that’s just cutting around the edges. And cutting around the edges isn’t enough anymore.”

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