Bill Emmerson

State Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, has announced he will leave office Dec. 1, before finishing his term./AP

November 20, 2013; 05:38 PM

The timing of state Sen. Bill Emmerson’s surprise announcement Nov. 8 that he will leave office before the end of his term in 2016 briefly raised suspicions in Sacramento.

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