Jeffords Decides Not to Seek Fourth Term

Sen. Jim Jeffords

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Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords announces he won't seek another term, citing his and his wife's health problems. Jeffords shocked his Republican colleagues in 2001 when he left the party to become an independent, briefly swinging control of the Senate to Democrats.

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