Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Harkin will not seek re-election- aide

WASHINGTON Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:08am EST

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WASHINGTON Jan 26 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa will not seek re-election in 2014, a Democratic Senate aide said on Saturday.

Harkin, 73, is one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate and has focused much of his long congressional career on farm policy and helping pass legislation aiding people with disabilities.

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