Wife intends to replace still-breathing husband in Congress

Husband: Dear, I’m resigning my seat in Congress to spend more time with my family.

Wife: I’m leaving for Washington.

The details, from the Kansas City Star:

Democrat Stephene Moore is attempting to do what, apparently, no spouse has ever done before — succeed her still-living husband in Congress.

Her husband, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election from Kansas’ 3rd District, which includes Kansas City, Kan., and much of Kansas City’s Kansas suburbs.

Which makes Stephene Moore’s announcement that she would seek to replace him unusual. Records show that while 46 wives have won seats after the deaths of their husbands who held the posts before, no one has won the seat after her husband retired.

“There’s not a situation exactly like it,” said Anthony Wallis, a researcher for the U.S. House historian.

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5 comments Add your comment

The Real Politico

April 12th, 2010
2:57 pm

Oxendine: Georgia won’t participate in health insurance poolnter your comments here.

Voters remember this when you vote for Gov.

Audrey in Georgia

April 12th, 2010
3:31 pm

Republicans telling the people no. In NOvember, the people get to tell the republicans NO!


April 12th, 2010
3:31 pm

Republicans farting around acting like a bunch of jackasses is one thing, a normal thing. Forcing their silly Confederate States of American carp on the citizens of GA is too far. Impeach Oxie, don’t vote for Oxie, NO, run him out of the state on a rail! Enough of this stupid carp! We are Americans! “One nation under God”! You guys lost the civil war, give it up! If I had the means, I would sue this little twerp all the way to the Supreme Court, he and his bankroll buddies would pay dearly in the only place they ever hurt!

Danny X's wife

April 12th, 2010
8:00 pm

GO OX GO. King Roy will not be resotred to the thrown. And after we get finished electing OX a more conservative congressional delegation, we are going to term limit Obama. Oh, libs, get ready. This summer is going to get hot and won’t let up ’til 2012. Hugs!!!!

The Most Transparent Unethical Administration

April 13th, 2010
8:57 am

So when has decorum or proper procedure ever hindered the Dems. It looks like Mrs. Moore already has a good handle on Obama’s Chicago style of politics. If someone stands in her way, I am confident that she will make a call to the purple shirted goon squad.