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February 11, 2008

Another One, And A Good One, Bites The Dust

by Doug Mataconis

Roll Call is reporting that Arizona Congressman John Shadegg is retiring at the end of his current term:

Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) will announce this evening that he will retire from the House upon the conclusion of his current term, according to a well-placed Republican source.

Shadegg is one of the few Republicans in the House who has held true to fiscal conservatism during the Bush years.

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  1. Damn. Down to just Flake and Paul now, looks like.

    Comment by UCrawford — February 11, 2008 @ 7:34 pm
  2. There’s apparently a movement to get Flake appointed to Appropriations actually, which would help towards bringing back some fiscal responsibility and offsetting the loss of Shadegg a bit:

    Comment by UCrawford — February 11, 2008 @ 7:39 pm
  3. Sorry to see him go. I normally treat politicians universally as assholes and power-mad sociopaths, but every once in a while, one comes along with a few shreds of decency and integrity. And now he’s leaving.

    It’ll be a difficult task to replace him with someone half as good.

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — February 11, 2008 @ 10:23 pm
  4. What a shame. I can’t say I blame him though.

    Comment by Stephen Littau — February 12, 2008 @ 7:21 am
  5. [...] Earlier this week I noted that Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, one of the few true fiscal conservatives in the House Republican leadership, had announced his retirement. [...]

    Pingback by The Liberty Papers »Blog Archive » Republican Congressman Ask Shadegg To Reconsider Retirement — February 15, 2008 @ 8:42 am
  6. [...] a decision he announced two weeks ago, Arizona Congressman John Shaddegg has announced that he will run for re-election in November: Rep. [...]

    Pingback by The Liberty Papers »Blog Archive » John Shadegg Will Run For Re-Election After All — February 22, 2008 @ 4:12 am

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