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Republican State Rep. Newcomer won't seek reelection

MADISON (AP) -- Another state lawmaker has decided to quit.

Rep. Scott Newcomer, a Hartland Republican, says in a statement he won't seek re-election in November. He didn't offer any reasons in the statement. A message left at his Capitol office wasn't immediately returned.

Newcomer has served in the Assembly since 2006. He did a stint as chairman of the Assembly Financial Institutions Committee.

He becomes the 22nd legislator to bow out of the November elections, leaving 19 open seats in the Assembly and three open seats in the Senate. Democrats hold a 52-46 majority in the Assembly and an 18-15 edge in the Senate.

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