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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Michigan's John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress, is retiring

    87-year-old Michigan representative was first elected in 1955


    Published On: Feb 24 2014 08:59:58 AM EST Updated 25 m

    DETROIT -
    Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, will announce his retirement on Monday.

    Dingell is expected to formally announce his decision to not seek re-election during a luncheon in Southgate...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...ng/-/1719386/24635834/-/10n3ns4z/-/index.html


    Dingell retiring from Congress: 'It's time to cash it in'

    Rep. John Dingell is leaving the Congress he's served for longer than anyone else in United States history. The Dearborn representative says he will announce today he won't seek re-election this fall. - 9:00 AM

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com#ixzz2uG3s2JZY


    February 24th, 2014

    28 minutes ago

    'Dean' of U.S. House to retire

    CNN Political Unit

    Update 10:47 a.m. ET, 2/24/2014

    (CNN) - John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history, will announce Monday that he'll retire at the end of the year rather than run for re-election.

    The 87-year-old Democratic congressman from Michigan told the Detroit News that "I'm not going to be carried out feet first," adding that "I don't want people to say I stayed too long." ...

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/24/dean-of-u-s-house-to-retire/?hpt=hp_t2
     
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    al66pine New Member

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    Another article about Rep Dingell
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/02/john-dingell-last-of-the-new-deal-democrats/284046/
    "Of the 434 current members of the House, nearly half—214 of them—weren't even born when Dingell was sworn into office in December 1955. .... Dingell is the longest-serving member of either house in congressional history.
    .... 2015 will mark the first time since 1933 that either John Dingell Sr. or Jr. was not in the House (though the congressman's wife, Debbie, is widely expected to run for the seat)."

    A lengthy political family dynasty.

    BDE:
    His stmt quoted in your politicalticker link
    "The 87-year-old..."I'm not going to be carried out feet first," adding that "I don't want people to say I stayed too long."
     

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