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Emerson unexpectedly resigns
her Missouri congressional seat

Kansas City Star [MO], by Dave Helling

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/3/2012 4:16:33 PM

Colleagues and congressional analysts expressed surprise and dismay Monday after learning U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri had decided to quit. Within minutes, though, the state’s politicians began pondering the race to replace her. Emerson, a 62-year-old Republican from Cape Girardeau, announced her retirement less than a month after southeast Missouri voters overwhelmingly elected her for the 9th time. She’ll become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in March. “Our district has earned its reputation for commonsense above all else,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 12/3/2012 4:29:34 PM     (No. 9046605)

Evil dhimmicrat tricks to make her run away? Just asking.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: adguy47, 12/3/2012 4:36:21 PM     (No. 9046620)

Fine. She should personally have to pay for the cost of the special election to replace her. As should Jesse, Jr.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: William1, 12/3/2012 5:05:17 PM     (No. 9046670)

It´s a broken-glass Repub district. David Limbaugh lives in Cape. Would be great if he ran. He´s a thinker with stones.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/3/2012 5:08:33 PM     (No. 9046674)

I agree with #2. Glenn English of Okla. did the same thing for the same position 10+ years ago.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Libertygal, 12/3/2012 5:50:38 PM     (No. 9046732)

Immediately makes one wonder what they have on her. Not everyone would be willing to face their blackmailers like Petraeus did.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: G-Tom, 12/3/2012 6:17:01 PM     (No. 9046773)

I agree w/no. 2 (pardon the expression).
GO DAVE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/3/2012 8:25:47 PM     (No. 9046934)

Probably fears Obozo & Hitlery forcing WW3 & wants to get educated on keeping rural power plants running.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 12/3/2012 10:38:02 PM     (No. 9047064)

There must be a benefit to her as far as how her pension is figured. Public servant — right!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tedinmich, 12/4/2012 9:15:14 AM     (No. 9047606)

She is a moderate. Does that mean pro-choice?


Ted in Michigan

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