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Stephene Moore announces bid for Congress

April 6, 2010


— Stephene Moore, the wife of retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., announced today that she will try to succeed her husband as the 3rd District representative.

“As a registered nurse, I am trained to act quickly and calmly in urgent situations to help diagnose and treat patients, and in Congress I will follow these same principals to ensure Kansas remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family,” Moore said in a news release announcing her candidacy.

“I will be a voice of reason who puts Kansas families ahead of partisanship, because it shouldn’t matter if an idea is a Democratic idea or a Republican idea, what is important is if it is a good idea for Kansas,” she said.

The 3rd District includes east Lawrence, and all of Johnson and Wyandotte counties. The Moores live in Lenexa.

Dennis Moore, who first was elected to Congress in 1998, announced last year that he would not seek re-election.


David Albertson 8 years ago

She has my vote. We don't need any more GOP idiots in Washington who take us to war based on lies, let the banks ruin our economy by de-regulating them and giving our budget surpluses away to the wealthy elite.

Baseless wars, unfair tax giveaways and GOP corruption live unprecedented.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Darwin

David Albertson 8 years ago

Vertigo says: "I guess the answer to that depends on whether or not the loony fringe of the tea party will start sending her death threats as well."

It wouldn't be so funny if it wasn't true.

homechanger 8 years ago

Who needs a dynasty government? What hasmoore really done for us/ nothing!

Richard Payton 8 years ago

Moore's may be able to take home two retirement funds from the taxpayers if she wins. We need some voice of reason but I'm afraid it may get drowned out in DC based on loony left and radical rightwingers. With new healthcare policy in effect she may be seen as running from the longer lines that Obamacare surely creates. She appears independent which is better than party politics from my point of view.

number1jayhawker 8 years ago

And what makes her qualified? Her husband wasn't even qualified, otherwise he would have listened to his consituents and voted their way.

love2fish_ks 8 years ago

Hope she listens better to her Kansas voters than her husband did. We don't need someone that will act quickly. We need someone with the guts to stand up for what is right. Dennis Moore's vote to tripple TRIPPLE the medicade requirements for the Kansas is going to sink us. We think we have budget problems now? Just wait until our 27% expendature of state funds for Medicade is trippled. This will significantly hurt our education spending.

Danimal 8 years ago

I think she's going to get trounced by whoever the Republican nominee is. Seriously, anyone who votes for her is a fool. I'm not saying that she's unintelligent, or a bad person, but this is nepotism and crony-politics at its worst.

I voted for Dennis Moore several times, but I wouldn't have voted for him this time around, and I certainly won't vote for his wife. Remember, Dennis Moore opposed the new GI Bill because it was deficit spending (roughly $50B over 10 years) and with the help of his fellow blue dogs, held it up for months. This lead to many young veterans being forced to drop out of school, and even forced some into homelessness when their GI Bill payments were delayed until October. Then a few months later Moore enthusiastically voted "yes" for Obama's 1.7 TRILLION dollar bail out without hesitation.

No more Moores from Kansas in Congress!

yme 8 years ago

Gee, and I thought Dennis Moore said he was retiring so he could spend more time with his family.

meggers 8 years ago

"Dennis Moore's vote to tripple tripple the medicade requirements for the Kansas is going to sink us. We think we have budget problems now? Just wait until our 27% expendature of state funds for Medicade is trippled. This will significantly hurt our education spending."


Notwithstanding your obvious lack of understanding about how Medicaid is is funded, the irony of your post is priceless.

flux 8 years ago

Does she feel we should just bequeath the title to her..... please!

meggers 8 years ago


She announced her candidacy, not her coronation. Perhaps folks should at least hear her out before making unfounded insinuations.

woodscolt 8 years ago

Dennis announces his candidacy for governor? Oh well.

63BC 8 years ago

The author of the release mis-spells "principles," mistakenly using the homophone "principals."

As in, the people who administer schools where students supposedly learn proper syntax.

Does she have Quayle's ex-staff working for her?

Auspicious beginning.

llama726 8 years ago

"And what makes her qualified? Her husband wasn't even qualified, otherwise he would have listened to his consituents and voted their way."

And yet, his constituents overwhelmingly re-elected him every time.

BigDog 8 years ago

"Dennis announces his candidacy for governor? Oh well. "

Why would you want that you already have the problem solver Tom Holland for Governor?

woodscolt 8 years ago

Just threw out a little twist there bigdog, wasn't supposed to be taken to seriously. Yes, Tom Holland would make the best gov. and isn't going to use it just for another laughable run for pres. either. He actually would be governor of Kansas.

CreatureComforts 8 years ago

Curious for those saying she will get their you know anything about her stances? Or just that she has a "D" next to her name? Just curious...

texburgh 8 years ago

Yes, creaturecomforts, you are right. I am voting for her because she has a "D" beside her name because I am all too familiar with those that have an "R" beside theirs. Extreme right wing anti-everything R's like Kevin "It's-all-about-me-and-what-else-can-I-do-for-you-master-O'Neal" Yoder, Nick "am I moderate or conservative?" Jordan, Patricia "let's pass a law named after my daughter" Lightner and all the other self-serving Republicans who put their own interests ahead of their constituents.

Mike Ford 8 years ago

I love how these chuckleheads complain that he didn't represent his constituents. REALLY!!!!! He represented the Dotte, he represented the ever shrinking moderate GOP people from JOCO who wouldn't even be seen in the same neighborhood as the Godlicans, Dumblicans, and Tea Bag terrorists. FYI the word terrorist fits when a tea bagger in Washington State is arrested for saying a Washington Democratic Senator should get a F@#!ing bullet in her head in a letter the dummy sent to her office. This was reported on the news tonight. Mr. Moore represented Lawrence and the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma admirably. All of this gets overlooked by a bunch of intellectually deficient overzealous bullies who have been hoodwinked by the GOP most of their lives. Mr. Moore doesn't deserve this treatment but who can reason with an unruly and unregulated mob of people? oh well

levicircle2 8 years ago he promised her that he'd quit so she could run? Interesting family...

Congressman Keeps Promise To Family 4:42 pm CST November 24,2009 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Congressman Dennis Moore said Tuesday that his decision not to run for re-election is all about family and a promise he made to his wife.

situveux1 8 years ago

“It is time for a new generation of leadership to step forward,” Moore said in a statement on Monday announcing that he would not seek re-election from his district that includes eastern Lawrence.

I hope his wife is a little more truthful.

Stephen Roberts 8 years ago

I think we are missing the point here. Congressman Moore said he would not run because he wanted to spend time with his family. Since his wife is now running, maybe she does not want to spend more time with him???

Funny family dynamics.

Jimo 8 years ago

Probably the Dems only hope to hang on to the District. Still, I expect a narrow GOP win (with the winner immediate prostituting him/herself to raise money for the next election 730 days later).

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