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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.

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"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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