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Shadegg-adelic

Here’s the Arizona Republic story on Rep. Shadegg’s decision to seek re-election, after initially saying that he would retire from the House. Freddoso had the scoop last night. I’m glad Shadegg is coming back because he’s a principled conservative. My guess is that this strange interlude won’t affect his re-election–although he has a fairly well-funded opponent, Arizona’s third congressional district is Bush-friendly (58 percent in 2004) and Shadegg won his last re-election easily (59 percent in 2006). I also wonder if he’s positioning himself to succeed John McCain, whose Senate seat is up in 2010 if he doesn’t leave it sooner.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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