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.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
MORE AND MORE RATS DESERTING A SINKING SHIP.
Now if we could only get ALL of them to do the same we could get a fresh start. I applaud these folks for doing the right thing. Imagine if there were a new crop of people in Congress how much would get done.
The current crop think that more legislation is the way to fix the ills of this nation. I think we have far too many laws. If I were President or in Congress, my first course of action would be to 'throw the book' at my colleagues and say: "Go through this stack of laws and get rid of ALL of them that you can except for ones that levy penalties for murder,theft and doing wrong to your fellow man"
We'd pretty much be back to the original constitution, not be so mired in paperwork that prevent life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I know it's a libertarian slant, but wouldn't it be nice?
Career politicians and special interest money are ruining this democracy.
Here's to hoping these Reps are starting a trend!