Republican U.S. Rep. Jerry Weller, recently named one of the most corrupt members of Congress by a watchdog group, will announce he will not seek an eighth term, a spokesman said Friday.Maybe corruption is a family value in the Republican Party--they certainly seem to travel hand in hand these days.
Weller was to make the announcement at a Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce luncheon, citing family reasons.
"I need to give my family the time needed to be a full-time father and husband," Weller said in a copy of his speech, provided to The Associated Press.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Another Republican--Weller--Drops out of 2008