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Van Hollen will not Seek a Third Term

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will not run for re-election in 2014. He initially won the office in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010.

Van Hollen said in a statement, "it's time to give Wisconsin voters new choices," but did not offer details about his plans after leaving office.

The Republican AG says his priority has been public safety. Among the accomplishments he lists are eliminating the backlog of DNA cataloging at the state crime labs and fighting crimes against children. He says the Dept. of Justice, under his leadership, has also efficiently implemented Wisconsin's new concealed carry permitting program. Tens of thousands of people have applied for the permits.