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Debbie Dingell, Political Dynasties, And The Problem With Long-Term Incumbency

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Debbie Dingell is set to continue an 80 year legacy of Dingells occupying the same seat in the House of Representatives. That’s not a good thing.

Congressman John Dingell To (Finally) Retire

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John Dingell, who has served in Congress longer than any other person in American history, announced this morning that he w0uld not be standing for re-election in 2014: Rep. John Dingell is leaving the Congress he’s served for longer than anyone else in United States history. At a luncheon Monday in his beloved Downriver, the […]

John Dingell To Become Longest Serving Member Of Congress In History


Michigan Congressman John Dingell is mere days away from becoming the longest serving Member Of Congress in American history: He came to Capitol Hill before the advent of velcro, NASA and remote control TV; he had a hand in some of the most significant legislative achievements of the last century, including the creation of Medicare; […]