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Friday, April 11, 2014

 3:20 PM 

Petri won't seek re-election

GOP U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, will announce Monday that he will not seek re-election.

Petri's congressional office put out a statement this afternoon that the longtime congressman, facing a primary challenge this fall, will make the announcement at a town hall meeting in Neenah.

The announcement included no additional comment on the decision, which comes after state Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, announced plans to challenge Petri.

State Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan, issued a statement this afternoon indicating he'll consider a bid to succeed Petri. State Rep. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, and John Hiller were also weighing bids.

UPDATE: Hiller said late Friday afternoon he is forming an exploratory committee for a possible run and will have an announcement soon.

-- By Staff


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