Senator Thomas R. Carper, a veteran Democrat from Delaware, introduced on Monday that he wouldn’t search re-election subsequent 12 months, opening up a seat in a deep-blue state that he stated he hoped would go to his handpicked successor.

Mr. Carper, 76, is in his fourth time period within the Senate and is the final surviving Vietnam veteran to serve there. He has held public workplace for the reason that Nineteen Seventies, first as Delaware’s treasurer, then for a decade as a congressman, then as governor and, since 2001, as a senator.

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