Washington (CNN) – Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kansas, will not run for re-election next year, a senior Democratic aide confirms to CNN.
Moore was first elected in 1998 and easily won a sixth term in 2008 after being targeted for defeat early in his career by the Republican Party.
The Kansas City Star was the first to report Monday the congressman's decision not to seek a seventh term.
CNN has left a message with Moore's office seeking comment.
Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore riding through the land. Lock up yer lupines. Have a nice day!
You don't have to retire because of the Republicans!!. Democrates should air the past evils committed by GOP through G Bush thats enough armor to ignite the memories of American people.
We need more like this guy on both sides of the ailse. Lets get lots of fresh faces in DC.
He knew he was vulnerable after becoming buddies with Nancy Pelosi. I live in his district and say good riddance.
don't let the GOP take us further down the road to ruin
This is GREAT news--–another seat that will be easily won by the Republicans in 2010!!!
I am an Independent--–I hope that the MAJORITY of Independents (52% to 30%) and Republicans-–are as excited as I am---to send as many Democrats as possible to the unemployment lines in 2010!!!
I hope Congressman Moore will change his mind. He has been a moderate voice for the state of Kansas. I know it seems recently that he has voted party lines, but normally he has voted for what is right regardless of party lines. If he does not change his mind, my hope is Kansans are smart enough to vote for another moderate and not someone that is too conservative or too liberal.
He better not be retiring to go work as a lobbyist
Only 200 more to go! By their choice or ours, it doesn't matter, as long as the ends justifies the means.
Self imposed term limits, citizen legislators, not career politicians any more. One Senate term, three Congressional terms and then return home to live with the rest of us and experience the consequences of the decisions made.
Political careerism leads to a sense of entitlement, isolation and insolation by our politicians. Frequent turnover in office will keep our elected officials accountable. Frequent elections are not enough alone. We must have more frequent turnover!
Good, let's get some fresh ideas in there.