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.