With Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Lenexa, reportedly ready to give up his 3rd Congressional District after six terms, is Kansas looking at an all-red delegation in 2011? Moore, who grew up in Wichita and was Johnson County’s district attorney for three terms, has survived aggressive GOP attempts to unseat him for the past decade in the heavily Republican district. The rush of heavy hitters interested in succeeding Moore include state Rep. Kevin Yoder, state Sen. Jeff Colyer and former state Sen. Nick Jordan. Moore will release a statement on his own future later today. With three open House seats and one open Senate spot, Kansas’ congressional delegation will see more turnover in 2011 than it has since the 1990s, potentially leaving one-term Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, as the senior House member.
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