Dennis Moore

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Dennis Moore, born November 8, 1945 (age 72), is a member of the United States House of Representatives who has represented the 3rd District of Kansas as a Democrat. As a Democrat in a very Republican state, Moore has been a constant target of Republican challengers, but has managed to stay in power with a relatively high amount of popularity. (Moore's district consists of the affluent suburban Johnson County, and the poorer Wyandotte County, as well as part of Douglas County, which includes the liberal college town of Lawrence.) In 2006, he defeated Republican challenger Chuck Ahner by a margin of 30%. Moore portrays himself as a moderate, and often breaks ranks with his party on votes, especially on fiscal matters. However, he is staunchly liberal on issues such as abortion.