Shadegg In Race for Majority Leader--Updated!
He's my congressman, so I'm a little excited
about the prospects. He's only been in Congress since 1994, so it's a bit of a leap. He's got a terrific 98 lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union
, which certainly indicates that he's no RINO.
Here's his Wikipedia Entry
, which notes up front that:
While Shadegg promised voters that he would adhere to the "term limits" they approved, Shadegg broke his three term promise and is now in his seventh term.
Of course most of the congressmen elected in 1994 did not live up to their term limit pledge; about the only one I can think of who did is Matt Salmon. And Shadegg is in his sixth term, not seventh; he was elected in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004.
Update: K-Lo likes Shadegg's chances
Update II: John Hawkins endorses Shadegg
; a number of other bloggers endorsed his entry into the race
if not quite his candidacy here. National Review is now endorsing
Shadegg as well.