From Columbus Dispatch
WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce of Upper Arlington will announce Thursday that she will not seek re-election to the congressional seat she has held since 1993.
Word is that former AG James Petro will go after the GOP nom and that Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy is stupid enough to run again.
Why stupid? Well if you are a Democrat and could not win in 2006, you ain’t ever going to win. Any other election Kilroy would have been smashed by 10 or more points but the national disgust with the GOP and the President GAVE her those votes she had. Kilroy is delusional if she thinks she can win a middle school student council election, to say nothing of a congressional seat.
Anyway, back to Rep. Pryce. She is holding a news conference Thursday but the reason has already been given. Apparently it is just too hard to raise her daughter, Mia, while being away so much.
I can’t blame her… lets be honest.. Dealing with one whiney child is bad enough, dealing with another is just too much.
Fair winds and following seas, Rep. Pryce. I am proud of the job you did and hope that you do not leave public service. You are valuable.
UPDATE: Fox News reports