U.S. Senator Dan Coats Tuesday announced he will not run for reelection in 2016.
Coats had spoken in recent months about whether to run again, noting that how Congress functioned with Republican majorities would play a major role.
In a video statement Tuesday, the Hoosier Senator said choosing not to run was not an easy decision.
“While I believe I am well-positioned to run a successful campaign for another six-year term, I have concluded that the time has come to pass this demanding job to the next generation of leaders,” he says in the video.