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Wife of retiring 30-term Dem announces intention to create Dingell dynasty in House

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By Doug Powers  •  February 25, 2014 06:42 PM

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John Dingell has been in the House so long they had to carbon-14 date his office name plate to pin down how many terms he’s been there, but even after decades of helping bury the country in insurmountable debt, the family still obviously feels it has unfinished business in Washington.

From the WaPo:

Democrat Debbie Dingell plans to run for the seat being vacated by her husband, Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), two senior Democratic strategists on Capitol Hill familiar with her plans told Post Politics. She will begin her campaign as the clear front-runner to succeed her husband.

Debbie Dingell is an experienced Democratic strategist who currently serves as chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors. John Dingell has praised her as his closest confidant.

Debbie Dingell, 60, was 2-years-old when John Dingell was first elected to the House, subsequently becoming what Nancy Pelosi called a “lifetime public servant,” which is an oxymoron:

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Career politicians live to serve the public, and they do — in much the same way termites appreciate homeowners.

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