Democratic Senator Won’t Seek Re-Election
Sen. Claiborne Pell, the 78-year-old Democrat who has Parkinson’s disease, won’t run for re-election next year, a source said Friday.
Pell’s office wouldn’t confirm the decision and said he will announce his intentions at a news conference Tuesday.
“I think he would like to run again but his wife wants him home. He’s done his service to the public,” said the source, who is close to the senator and involved in state Democratic politics.
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