(Bloomberg) U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who negotiated with Democrats on deficit-reduction and gun issues, announced he’ll give up his seat at the end of this congressional session.
The session ends in January 2015, while Coburn’s Senate term would run another two years. He already had announced he wouldn’t seek a third term in 2016.
"After much prayer and consideration, I have decided that I will leave my Senate seat at the end of this Congress," Coburn, 65, who has been fighting cancer, said in a statement released by his office.
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