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Mount Vernon Senator John O. Jones is pulling out of the race to keep his seat in the legislature.

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Jones collected more than 12-hundred signatures but about 300 were deemed invalid.  Thanks to new redistricting lines, Jones was squaring off against incumbent GOP Senator Kyle McCarter.  Jones has served in the Illinois legislature since 1995.  He says he's keeping his options open and isn't abandoning his political future. 

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