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Sen. Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020

Sen. Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2020.

The Democrat served as New Mexico’s Attorney General before servng two terms as a state senator. He says he is not retiring.

“I intend to find new ways to serve New Mexico and our country after I finish this term,” said Sen. Udall in a statement issued Monday. “There will be more chapters in my public service to do what needs to be done.”

Udall says as he returns to Washington, D.C., to finish out his final term as a senator, he plans to focus in on fighting climate change, expanding clean energy and protecting public lands and forests.