BREAKING: Shadegg Out

Right-wing darling and GOP leadership also-ran John Shadegg (AZ) just announced that he is retiring from the House of Representatives.

Rep. Shadegg ran for Majority Leader and Minority Whip back in 2006; despite being the favored candidate of the far right, Shadegg lost both elections.

He previously tried to retire during the 2008 election cycle but the Republican leadership talked him out of it, leading to a somewhat-embarrassing flip-flop.

Rep. Shadegg becomes the 15th House Republican to retire this cycle.