North Carolina Senator Richard Burr says this will be his last election

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Senator Richard Burr speaks to reporters.

Speaking to ABC11 at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Wednesday, North Carolina's senior Senator Richard Burr said this election will be his last.

"I've still got fresh ideas and spunk," he said, but doesn't want to run for another term.

"It's an honor to serve the people of North Carolina and I'm dedicated to fighting for families and veterans in our great state every day. My number one priority is my role as Senate Intelligence Chairman and working to keep Americans safe," Burr, 60, said in a statement provided by his campaign.

The Republican has been serving in the Senate since 2005. Before that, he represented North Carolina's 5th District in the House of Representatives.

Burr faces Democratic candidate Deborah Ross and Libertarian candidate Sean Hill in the general election this fall.

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Also at the Republican National Convention Wednesday, we caught up with some North Carolina college students who are seeing national politics in action. Watch their story in the video player below.

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NC college students at Republican National Convention

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