Rep. Renzi, under investigation, won't run in 2008
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona), a three-term Congressman whose district includes parts of the Navajo Nation and some Apache reservations, announced on Thursday that he won't seek re-election in 2008.

Renzi denied his decision was affected by federal probes of his activities. He was pushing for a federal land swap that would have benefited a financial partner even though the deal was opposed by Apache tribes.

Democrats are hoping to capture the district. Mary Kim Titla, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, is seeking the nomination.

Get the Story:
Renzi won't seek re-election (The Arizona Republic 8/24)
Renzi, after investigation by FBI, won't run in 2008 (The Arizona Daily Star 8/24)
Ariz. congressman mired in federal inquiry to retire (AP 8/24)
Dems say Renzi follows GOP ‘corruption playbook’ (The Hill 8/24)

Relevant Links:
Rep. Rick Renzi - http://www.house.gov/renzi

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