Monday, November 23, 2009
Stick a Fork in Him - Dennis is Done
It's official - Representative Dennis Moore will not seek reelection in 2010, key Democrats said Sunday. A statement is expected today from Moore explaining his plans but we're guessing the rumors are true that he's getting some type of appointment in the administration. How else would you justify voting for the stimulus, national energy tax, government take over of health care and cosponsor card check?
This will now be the 3rd open congressional seat of Kansas' 4 districts. Looks like the KDP and the DCCC are going to have their work cut out for them on this one. We assume the Republican primary will get a lot more crowded with this good news. Currently in the race for the Republican nomination are Patricia Lightner, Daniel Gilyeat, John Rysavy and Thomas Scherer. Rumors of Dr. Stephen Reintjes, Greg Musil and Charlotte O'Hara still considering....
Although in 2008 the district voted for Obama, it still has a Partisan Voting Index of Republican +3. Assuming the Democrats can't find a billionaire who used to be a Republican to run on their ticket like they're doing for Governor, we have a real shot at taking this one back!