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FILE PHOTO - U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan (R-PA) debates the legality of President Obama's executive action on immigration with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 2, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania, who used taxpayer money to settle a former staffer's sexual harassment claim, will not run for re-election, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Meehan told House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan of his decision not to run, AP reported, citing a spokesman for Ryan.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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