(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Dan Coats, an Indiana Republican, said in a statement on Tuesday that he would not seek re-election to his seat in 2016, saying it was time to hand off the "demanding job."
Coats previously served in the U.S. Congress from 1981-1999, when he left the Senate without seeking re-election. He was U.S. ambassador to Germany and worked for a law firm, then returned to the Senate in 2011, according to a biography on his website.
(Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Susan HEavey)