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DeGette doesn’t want Colorado’s U.S. Senate job

DENVER, Colorado ” A Denver, Colorado Democrat who was one of the first to float her name as a replacement to Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar has decided she doesn’t want the job.

Rep. Diana DeGette announced via e-mail Tuesday that she has withdrawn her name from consideration as a replacement for the last two years of the term of Salazar, who has been tapped as Interior Secretary for President-elect Barack Obama.

DeGette says she would better serve the state as a deputy whip for the House’s Democratic leadership. DeGette has represented the city of Denver in Congress since 1997 and is currently the state’s longest-serving member of Congress.

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