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Michigan's John Dingell to Retire After Nearly 60 Years in House
New York Times ^ | 02/24/2014 | By ASHLEY PARKER

Posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON — Representative John D. Dingell Jr., Democrat of Michigan, the longest serving member of Congress in history, on Monday was expected to announce that he will not seek re-election in 2014, and will leave Congress in 2015.

Mr. Dingell, 87, has served in the House for more than 58 years, under 11 presidents.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014midterms; 60years; abouttime; demretires; dingell; dingellberry; dingleberry; johndingell; mi2014; michigan; retirement
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1 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

More news here:

Debbie Dingell expected to run for husband’s congressional seat

From The Detroit News:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140224/POLITICS02/302240054#ixzz2uFgP6V1x


2 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

ARGGHHH! No more Dingells!


3 posted on 02/24/2014 7:01:15 AM PST by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

Good riddance to him and all the hanging on Dingleberries.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 7:02:03 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: SeekAndFind

Just when I was about to say, “Well, I guess he decided he’s done as much damage as he can do....”


5 posted on 02/24/2014 7:02:25 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
While I don't have a vote in this one, I would probably vote for Terry Bowman if he runs (depending on who else runs). I wonder what the chances are that Dingllberry's wife will run in an attempt to keep the empire intact?

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6 posted on 02/24/2014 7:03:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

sixty years in the House is fifty-six years too many.

Wife is planning on running?

What are we building here? Royalty?


7 posted on 02/24/2014 7:03:16 AM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Debbie Dingell expected to run for husband’s congressional seat

I posted too quickly.

Gotta keep that empire intact.
8 posted on 02/24/2014 7:04:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

*sigh* As if more proof there is something seriously wrong with our political system were needed.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 7:04:45 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

IMO, another rat fleeing the sinking Obamacare ship.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 7:05:09 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Chickensoup

The 12th Empire has been in Dingell hands for 81 years now.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:05:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reminds me of the post Brezhnev Politburo. The MI ‘Rat gerontocracy slowly shambles to the grave, one after the other - Carl Levin, John Dingell. Who’s next? Sander Levin? John Conyers?


12 posted on 02/24/2014 7:05:46 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: SeekAndFind

More good new! Congress members should be retired by voters after serving a maximum of six terms. If a congressman can’t perform in 12 years, he needs to go home.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:06:46 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Chickensoup

Wife is planning on running?

What are we building here? Royalty?
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Or maybe they’re just trying to build a dynasty like the Clintons and the Bushes.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:04 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Chickensoup

On the bright side, its unlikely the wife of the second longest serving member of congress (John Conyers) would ever be able to get elected to a congressional seat.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: duckman

RE: IMO, another rat fleeing the sinking Obamacare ship.

The man is 87 for crying out loud.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 7:09:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s predicted that the GOP has a good chance of taking the Senate Seat in Michigan this year. With it being a midterm election, where the uninformed voters stay home, and the political mood being what it is in MI right now......This could be another pick-up seat in the House of Representatives for the GOP this year. Whaddya think S&F?


17 posted on 02/24/2014 7:10:47 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought he’d hold out, try to die n office, to get the $175K congressional emolument..


18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:11:09 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to put Dingell (Norwood) in that lockbox.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:11:09 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is the reason for the dingleberry!lol


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:36 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The man is 87 for crying out loud.”

Sooooo, rats are lifers.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:08 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

With 12 year term limits, he would have been gone 48 years ago.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:08 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Chickensoup

“What are we building here? Royalty?”

Clinton, Bush, Kennedy, Cuomo, Pryor, Gore, - we passed that threshold already.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 7:15:44 AM PST by oldbill
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, why so soon?

(Seriously, that’s our problem summed up in one headline).


24 posted on 02/24/2014 7:16:23 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Din Maker

It is gonna be tough with his wife the odds on favorite replacement and her being a “Fisher” and a former wonk for GM and big in the DC circles means she is a rain maker when it comes to political dough. She might free up DNC money for other races if she can get it on her own and not have the DNC come to John’s rescue like the did in 2010’ and the money spent on him cost them dearly around the state. Stay tuned for more....


25 posted on 02/24/2014 7:17:05 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Wish I could draw. I’d make a cartoon called Dingellberry the Barnacle boy (John Conyers is the second longest serving member).


26 posted on 02/24/2014 7:18:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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27 posted on 02/24/2014 7:21:11 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. Try to imagine just how corrupt this man is, after 60 years in Congress.

Pro-abortion, of course.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 7:28:43 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: SeekAndFind

Praise the Lord. About time. One more piece of trash on the way to the dumpster.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 7:29:17 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: SeekAndFind

The name “Dingell” was a campaign stunt to make it part of a campaign slogan. John D. Dingell, Sr. changed his name from Dzieglewicz for his campaign for office with the slogan ‘Ring (in) with Dingell.’

I don’t believe Junior has ever held a private sector job. He was 6 years old when his father was elected. He did a short stint in the military as a resume builder and then went to work as an aide in DC and he’s never left.


30 posted on 02/24/2014 7:30:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

My has language become distorted. “...longest serving...”? All this old degenerate coot did was “serve” him self, his family and his friends at the public trough. Serve? Bah! Good riddance.


31 posted on 02/24/2014 7:33:53 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Lion Den Dan

He is as annoying as one.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 7:34:10 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: duckman

Good point... DemoRat pols are pro-lifers....theirs. As for unborn babies-—not so much.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 7:38:29 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

He was a dem for sure but he was A+ in the eyes of the NRA. Who knows what pops up out of Michigan to take his place, hopefully not some lefty ann arbor commie.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 7:39:03 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: madison10

Good. Let her run, I say. The name recognition she’s counting on might very well backfire. Better her than some random rat who can claim they had nothing to do with Obamacare. Bring on the “no more Dingells” ads.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 7:42:03 AM PST by jiggyboy
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To: jiggyboy

How old is she?


36 posted on 02/24/2014 7:51:42 AM PST by surrey
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To: SeekAndFind
FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS.

This is NOT what the Founders envisioned.

37 posted on 02/24/2014 7:52:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SeekAndFind
FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS.

This is NOT what the Founders envisioned.

38 posted on 02/24/2014 7:52:08 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mr. Dingell, 87, has served in the House for more than 58 years, under 11 presidents.

Finally making that long awaited Senate run?

39 posted on 02/24/2014 7:59:20 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: SeekAndFind

I still hear Al Gore’s arrogant voice “What about Dingell-Norwood?”

I can also hear Dingell’s arrogant voice about how “we have to control the people....”

See ya John. We won’t miss you.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 8:03:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind
Free at Last!, Free at Last! LGA, Free at Last!

(The Dingell 'rat Family Plantation moved west enough to make me one of the Tax Slaves on the fam' plantation a number of years ago. The Plantation has been owned by the Dingell fam since ~ 1933. Massa Dingell never set us free.)

41 posted on 02/24/2014 8:06:34 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Good riddance to one of the most crooked, racists pigs to ever visit the dc empire.


42 posted on 02/24/2014 8:07:13 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: surrey

She is a spry 60. A youngster in comparison. A child really.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 8:09:55 AM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m 60 years old. This man first went to Congress when I was just out of diapers.

The Framers would consider a term that long to be an obscene affront to the foundational concepts of our form of government.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 8:11:52 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dingell-Norwood...

45 posted on 02/24/2014 8:12:04 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So what’s the official count now of Dem congresscritters who’ve decided to jump ship this November and flee the impending economic collapse and Obamacare tsunami they helped create?


46 posted on 02/24/2014 8:12:10 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: SeekAndFind

I always figured that his wife would run to replace him. She’s a big time Democrat Washington Lobbyist and is about 20 Yrs + his junior in age.


47 posted on 02/24/2014 8:12:36 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Windflier

He’s a lifer for sure.
His wife was a Wash DC based exec for GM, not sure if she is retired or not.


48 posted on 02/24/2014 8:13:26 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t be too sure. Is there a law against ex felons running? In his district, Darth Vader could get elected as long as he is black.


49 posted on 02/24/2014 8:14:22 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: SeekAndFind

What, no stake through the heart?


50 posted on 02/24/2014 8:20:50 AM PST by martiangohome
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