Arizona Congressman Trent Franks expected to resign from Congress


The Associated Press is reporting that Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is resigning from Congress.

According to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's office, "According to Arizona state law, the governor will have to call a special election to fill the seat because Franks' resignation comes more than six months before the next general election".

The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign.

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"The statement will explain", he said. His departure had not been expected, and one of the consultants said Franks was leaving on Thursday. On Thursday evening, a group of conservative House Republicans gathered around Franks on the floor and prayed with him. But no revelations were aired in the aftermath of the decision, and Franks went on to assume the chairmanship of a House Judiciary subcommittee.

Franks was first elected to Congress in 2002 from the old 2nd District.