WASHINGTON (CNN) – Rep Deborah Pryce, the eight-term Republican from one of Ohio's most closely divided districts, is set to announce she's retiring her seat, reports the Rothenberg Political Report.
Pryce's congressional office would not comment on the congresswoman's future, but noted she is holding a press conference Thursday at 11 a.m. ET to discus her plans.
Pryce, who won her most recent election by slightly more than 1,000 votes, was expected to face an equally tough reelection fight in 2008.
Fellow long-time GOP Reps. Dennis Hastert and Ray LaHood, both of Illinois, have also announced their intentions to leave the chamber.
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