Another ideologue decides to stop fucking up the country (for now).
Surprise move leaves seat in play for GOP, Democrats
Diana Marrero and Matthew Benson
The Arizona Republic
Feb. 12, 2008 12:00 AM
Saying he never intended to be a professional politician, Rep. John Shadegg announced Monday that he will not seek re-election to an eighth term in Congress. Just weeks ago, Shadegg spoke confidently about his ability to win another term from the 3rd Congressional District, and he had raised nearly $500,000 for re-election in the fourth quarter. On Monday, however, he said his decision was a personal one and was not spurred by concerns over his health or fear that he could lose his seat in November.