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Embattled Congressman Rick Renzi of Arizona’s first Congressional District recently announced that he will not seek re-election in 2008 (NHO file photo).

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Renzi will not seek re-election in 2008

FLAGSTAFF-Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) issued a statement on Aug. 23 that he will not seek re-election in 2008, ending months of speculation regarding the ethically-clouded Congressman's political future. In his statement, Renzi said, "I will not be seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. I am honored and thankful to serve Arizona's first district and appreciate all that we have accomplished together over the past six years."