This morning, the Representative of the 3rd District of Kansas, Dennis Moore, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2010.
This self-proclaimed Blue Dog Democrat has voted for TARP both times, the various bank bailouts, the “stimulus,” as well as the health care “reform” bill. He would not answer his own constituents phone calls (everything went to voice mail), canceled all town hall meetings, or take an excessive amount of time writing back. In my case, I wrote him late July/early August regarding health care legislation. I didn’t get a response until the middle of October, whereas both Senators responded within a few weeks.
The Tea Party movement in our district reached a fever pitch this summer. Among of the gatherings I attended was the one at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas on 15 April 2009. The thousands that showed up demonstrated their distrust of the reckless spending taking place in DC.
Our protests have finally reached a breaking point. The last straw was Mr Moore’s vote for the health care bill. When I attempted to call his Washington phone number, his box was full. So, we have forced his hand with his decision to not run for re-election.
Among the people now running for his seat is Nick Jordan of Shawnee, Kansas. He ran last year, but unfortunately lost by a considerable vote. He actually called me personally during his 2008 campaign (and not one of those infamous robo-calls). Having a Congressional candidate making calls himself speaks volumes.
Mr. Jordan is truly conservative in more ways than one. He is not one of those “RINO’s.” He stands for fiscal responsibility. He is for defending our borders. He believes in allowing the free market drive down health care costs; the private sector is more capable of handling itself more than the government.
I would definitely contribute to his 2010 campaign. He will have my vote come 2 November 2010. It is time for the 3rd District of Kansas to be properly represented once again, and I believe Nick Jordan to be that person.