Rep. Deborah Pryce (OH-15) is expected to announce today that she will not seek re-election in 2008. Her announcement comes after several other Republicans announced, or are expected to announce, that they will retire from Congress as well. Those members include Dennis Hastert of Illinois (who will make a statement Friday) and Rep. Ray LaHood whose statement was made in July.
Congresswoman Pryce was the 4th highest-ranking Republican prior to the Party losing its majority status in the 2006 midterm elections and herself faced a difficult election battle against Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy. Pryce won by a small margin after a recount took place. Kilroy is already planning another run in 2008.
Rep. Pryce has been a strong moderate Republican throughout her tenure in Congress and her voice will be missed by real Republicans across the nation.
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