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Sen. Dick Durbin to seek 5th term re-election in 2020

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The second most powerful Democrat in the U.S. Senate clarified his plans to run for re-election for his fifth straight term in 2020.

This news comes two days after a new statehouse democrat, Anne Stava-Murray, announced her plans to run for his seat in a primary contest.

Durbin is 74-years-old. He considered retirement after a minor heart operation in 2017.

The Illinois Republican Party reacted to his announcement with a statement slamming Durbin as “the ultimate career politician” saying, “The people of Illinois deserve a senator who works for the people for a change.”

No republican has come forward to challenge him yet.

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