Whether it was the federal deficit or the need for both parties to work together, Stephene Moore on Tuesday sounded like the U.S. House member she wants to succeed — her husband.
Moore, 56, announced her plans to run for the 3rd District seat in Kansas that Dennis Moore first won in 1998.
Stephene Moore acknowledged that some would think that she began the race believing she has a right to the seat because of her marriage. Dennis Moore announced last year that he would not seek a seventh term.
"I absolutely, completely disagree with them," Moore said in an interview. "I'm not entitled to the seat. I've lived here for 40 years. I've had an interest in these issues of public concern for our community."
Because of her name identification, Moore likely will be viewed as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in the Aug. 3 primary election. She said she was filing paperwork Tuesday to allow her to begin raising money.
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