KCUR News
12:55 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Congressman Moore Won't Seek 2010 Reelection

Washington, DC – Kansas Congressman Dennis Moore won't seek re-election next year.

Moore, a Democrat who represented Johnson, Wyandotte and a portion of Douglas counties for six terms, is expected to finish out his term, which ends in January 2011.

Spokesman Brandon Naylor said Monday that Moore will issue a statement later in the day explaining his decision.

The move likely will open a rush by both parties to succeed him.

As of Sunday, former state lawmaker Patricia Lightner and two little-known district residents, Daniel Gilyeat and John Rysavy, were the only Republicans actively campaigning.