John Shadegg (R. Ariz), an outstanding conservative member of Congress, announced a week or two ago that he would not run for re-election. This prompted more than 140 of his Republican colleagues in the House to call upon Rep. Shadegg to reconsider.
Now a group of non-officeholding conservatives has joined that call. I’m proud (on behalf ot Power Line) to be one of them.
This is the letter we signed:
As conservatives in the Movement and advocates for a free society, we were saddened to read of your decision to retire from service as the representative from the 3rd District of Arizona.
We appreciate your sacrifice and commitment to protecting American freedom and liberty during your tenure. You have proven yourself to be an inspiring leader on critical issues facing this country such as holding the line on spending, reforming our healthcare system, and facing the growing threat of radicalism to our sovereignty and freedom.
The country is at a crossroads. And now more than ever your leadership is needed. We therefore ask that you reconsider your decision to retire from your position at this time so that we may continue to have you as a champion fighting for conservative values and principles on Capitol Hill.
Independent Women’s Voice
Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, Pennsylvania
Susan B. Anthony List
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
The Heritage Foundation
Institute for Policy Innovation
American Conservative Union
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Council for Affordable Health Insurance
Power Line Blog
Mark R. Levin
Landmark Legal Foundation