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Senator Jim Talent's Future

Jim Talent is leaving the Senate and he says he'll now spend time with his family and possibly teach. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Jim Talent is leaving the Senate and he says he'll now spend time with his family and possibly teach.

Senator Jim Talent was in Springfield today (Monday) for a press conference on a water quality project he supports.

But during his stop, he talked with reporters about what he plans to do when he leaves office.

Talent lost his seat last month to Democratic State Auditor Claire McCaskill.

Talent says he will continue to advocate for issues he feels are important, like water quality.

Talent says he may do some consulting but he plans to continue to live in the St Louis area.

As for his political future? He's not ruling anything out.

Talent says he's spent the weeks since the November election responding to letters from constituents and preparing his office for the transition when Democrat Claire McCaskill is sworn into office January 4th.