Sen. Jeffords Will Not Seek Reelection Sen. Jim Jeffords, a Vermont independent whose defection from the Republicans in 2001 threw control of the Senate to the Democrats, announced he will not seek re-election next year. Jeffords has been troubled by a bad back and neck; there have also been questions about his mental health.
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Sen. Jeffords Will Not Seek Reelection

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Sen. Jeffords Will Not Seek Reelection

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Sen. Jim Jeffords, a Vermont independent whose defection from the Republicans in 2001 threw control of the Senate to the Democrats, announced he will not seek re-election next year. Jeffords has been troubled by a bad back and neck; there have also been questions about his mental health.