2:27 pm April 12, 2010, by jgalloway
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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