Thursday, February 21, 2008

Shadegg makes it official -

He's a flip-flopper.

From the AZ Republic -
Shadegg changes mind, will run again

U.S. Congressman John Shadegg announced Thursday that he will run for re-election, changing a surprise decision he announced last week that he would retire.

In his original announcement, he cited a desire to spend more time with his family; in his recantation, he cited a discussion with his wife.

Perhaps while he wants to spend more time with his family, they may not want to spend more time with him.*

Democratic challenger Bob Lord's reaction -
"I've been looking forward to running against John Shadegg since day one, and I am still excited," said Bob Lord. "His behavior over the last 10 days calls into question whether he cares more about pleasing Washington insiders or serving the people of Arizona."

This all should make for an interesting summer, because not only does Shadegg have to convince CD3 that he's actually interested in working for them, many of the sitting legislators that expressed an interest in the race (State Sens. Gorman and Waring, among others) have to convince their constituents of the same thing.

* = That's just me being a wiseass. :))


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