Alberta Darling

Senator Alberta Darling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Sen. Alberta Darling announced Wednesday she will retire after a 32-year career in the Legislature.

Darling, a River Hills Republican, will step down Dec. 1. Her departure means Republicans won't have a supermajority in the chamber at least until a special election is held to fill the seat representing south Milwaukee.

Darling has been in the Senate since 1992 after first serving a single term in the Assembly.

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