Waving to his supporters, 6th District Congressman Howard Coble announces his decision not to seek re-election during a ceremony at the Guilford County Republican Party headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Coble, 82, said he's mentally sharp, but recent back problems and skin cancer worry him about whether he can keep up with a 2014 campaign. He is the longest-serving GOP House member in North Carolina history.
Waving to his supporters, 6th District Congressman Howard Coble announces his decision not to seek re-election during a ceremony at the Guilford County Republican Party headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Coble, 82, said he's mentally sharp, but recent back problems and skin cancer worry him about whether he can keep up with a 2014 campaign. He is the longest-serving GOP House member in North Carolina history. AP
Waving to his supporters, 6th District Congressman Howard Coble announces his decision not to seek re-election during a ceremony at the Guilford County Republican Party headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Coble, 82, said he's mentally sharp, but recent back problems and skin cancer worry him about whether he can keep up with a 2014 campaign. He is the longest-serving GOP House member in North Carolina history. AP

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November 07, 2013 1:57 PM

Coble announces he’s done with politics after 15 terms

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