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Senator Mark Pryor, wife file for divorce

By ANDREW DeMILLO
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas and his wife are divorcing after 20 years of marriage.

The two-term Democratic lawmaker's wife, Jill, filed for divorce on Friday in Pulaski County court. The two were married on July 4, 1992 and the filing said the two separated in July of this year.

A spokesman for Pryor said the divorce was a mutual decision between the two and asked for privacy. The couple has an 18-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter.

Pryor was elected to the Senate in 2002 after defeating incumbent Republican Sen. Tim Hutchinson and won re-election without any major party opposition in 2008. Pryor announced earlier this year that he'll seek re-election in 2014.

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