Monday, December 03, 2012 11:06 am
Mo. Republican Emerson leaving Congress in Feb.
The Associated Press
Emerson announced the plans Monday, just weeks after she won re-election to the southeastern Missouri district.
An Emerson has represented the district since 1981. The 62-year-old Emerson first took office in 1996, replacing her husband, longtime Republican congressman Bill Emerson, after he died of lung cancer in June 1996. She won re-election in November.