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Sen. Johnson 'closes circle' with retirement announcement

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VERMILLION -- When Tim Johnson told his wife Barb he wanted to run for office back in 1978, she said it was fine with her, on one condition.


"I told him, 'You can run until you lose,' " Barb Johnson said Tuesday, minutes after Sen. Tim Johnson said he would not run for office in 2014.

"Little did I know it'd be 36 years," she said with a broad smile and a chuckle.

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