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Former US Rep. Bass decides against Senate run

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass says he has decided not to run for U.S. Senate next year.

Bass said Monday that after discussing the matter with his family, friend and colleagues, he's decided that personal and professional responsibilities will keep him out of the Republican primary for a chance to take on Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. The Republican field includes former state Sen. Jim Rubens of Hanover, conservative activist Karen Testerman of Franklin and Andy Martin of Manchester.

Bass served six terms in the 2nd District House seat before losing to Democrat Paul Hodes in 2006. He won the seat back in 2010 but lost it to Democrat Annie Kuster in 2012. He said he is not retiring from politics and will continue to work to support Republican candidates.

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