Earlier this year (April 27th), one of our Sonoran Alliance bloggers painted a picture of the Road Ahead in Congressional District 1. That post was entirely based on the knowledge that things were actually worse than they appeared for Congressman Rick Renzi.
Today, the Arizona Republic ran the story announcing that Congressman Rick Renzi will not seek re-election in 2008.
With Renzi now out of the picture, expect things to really heat up as a number of prominent Republicans and Democratic names are tossed out as potential successors.
Just remember, we introduced the potential names first on Sonoran Alliance.
On a tangent, Look for some of the problems associated with Renzi (and Hayworth’s) ties to Washington’s lobbyists to figure into the CD5 race with Jim Ogsbury. Voter sentiment toward lobbyist will certainly figure into who wins the CD5 Republican Primary race.