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So Many GOP Contenders for One Kansas Seat
Congressional Quarterly ^ | December 3, 2009 | Shira Toeplitz

Posted on 12/04/2009 8:05:34 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

“This is the opportunity that pretty much all of these people have labored in the vineyards for years to bring to fruition,” Kensinger said. “And the spirit around them is pretty good.”

Former state Sen. Nick Jordan, who lost to Moore by 16 points in 2008, was in a good position to hit the ground running after Moore’s announcement. He said he had been actively considering another run against Moore for the past two months and was boosted by a poll paid for by some of his donors that showed him with a strong name identification in the 3rd District compared to other GOP candidates looking at the race.

“One of the advantages we already have is that we already have the infrastructure all in place,” Jordan said in a phone interview.

Two other former Moore opponents, state Sen. Jeff Colyer and attorney Greg Musil, who ran in 2002 and 2000, respectively, are also considering bids. Another candidate who had previously been considering a bid against Moore this cycle, state Rep. Kevin Yoder, filed an exploratory committee on the day of Moore’s announcement, and soon after state Rep. Pat Colloton and former state Sen. Mark Gilstrap followed suit.

More Republicans, including state Sen. Karin Brownlee, former Johnson County Commissioner candidate Charlotte O’Hara and Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland, are also said to be looking at the race. Former state Rep. Patricia Lightner, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in 2004, was already in the race before Moore announced his retirement.

(Excerpt) Read more at cqpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Kansas; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2010; dennismoore; johnsoncounty; kansas; ks

1 posted on 12/04/2009 8:05:35 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ..

I’m not hugely well-informed about this race, but it seems to be that Nick Jordan and Kevin Yoder are the best prospects for success.


2 posted on 12/04/2009 8:07:25 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Something to keep in mind: Soros Eyes Secretaries
3 posted on 12/04/2009 8:09:25 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Man50D

They need to be watched closely. The SOS in Ohio is running for the U.S. Senate.


4 posted on 12/04/2009 8:12:05 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I supported Nick in 2008 and got to know him. He’s a good guy but I’m not ready to jump on board his bus yet. I want to see who else in the district runs. I have heard a lot of good things about Kevin Yoder. Pat Lightner seems to be the leader right now.

Its a wait and see. But glad to see Dennis gone.

The rats have not declared anybody yet but I would expect Carol Mernvioch and the current KCK mayor to run.


5 posted on 12/04/2009 9:50:21 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I’m not hugely well-informed about this race, but it seems to be that Nick Jordan and Kevin Yoder are the best prospects for success.

Nick Jordan lost to Moore by 16 points in 2008. Yoder is the more moderate of the two. You can't count out Jeff Colyer or Pat Lightner or any of the other conservatives who are either in the race or making noises about running. With half a dozen conservatives on the ballot there's no telling who will wind up on top when the dust settles.

Still don't know who the Democrats will run. I expect their candidate will announce after the holidays.

6 posted on 12/05/2009 5:35:10 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy

What about Patricia Lightner? I remember when she ran unsuccesfully in the primary a few years ago that many saw her as the rare Republican that was acceptable to both conservatives and RINOs in that polarized district.


7 posted on 12/05/2009 7:41:48 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Post #5, FReeper ncfool believes Lightner to be one of the leaders in the race so far.


8 posted on 12/05/2009 12:04:19 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

But I didn’t say that I supported her! I didn’t support her in the past she will have to prove herself to me.


9 posted on 12/05/2009 12:15:35 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: ncfool

What’s important here is not putting up another RINO liberal.


10 posted on 12/05/2009 12:21:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You have to have somebody who can run against a Wyandotte County Democrat like Joe Reardon or Carol Marinovich who might be tough to beat as they have a good following.


11 posted on 12/05/2009 12:35:13 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

mr. fm-dj,
we need directional guidance in the nutmeg state.

Do we focus on CT-4, ct-5, or defeating Simmons for Senate?
Remember, one guy can only be in one place and I wanna keep my team with me.

I think I’m gonna be working the eastern part of CT-4 this month. So I am answering my own question.


12 posted on 12/06/2009 6:25:43 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: Clintonfatigued; SunkenCiv; fieldmarshaldj; ncfool; dalight; Just A Nobody; SoCalPol; ...
There is another GOP candidate in that Kansas 3d District race whose name isn't mentioned in the article. That would be John Rasavy. His web site is:

http://jrforcongress.com

Mr. Rasavy himself called the Mark Levin Show the other day and briefly introduced himself to the audience.

Wonder why this CQ gal who wrote the posted article is neglecting him. Because he's the most conservative, perhaps? BTW, if I read the article correctly, she didn't even mention by number the district she was talking about.

13 posted on 12/06/2009 11:02:48 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 12/06/2009 11:05:50 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Man50D; Clintonfatigued; All
The 'Rats' Soros-funded "SOS Project" often flies under the radar, unfortunately, though it's extremely important. The National Review article about it that you linked to is excellent, but it's at best tangentially related to this thread, so it should be the subject for another FR thread.
15 posted on 12/06/2009 11:09:12 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: campaignPete R-CT

We have to focus on EVERY potentially winnable race, not just one. If we’re serious about winning the majority, we have to go after everything.


16 posted on 12/06/2009 11:35:21 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: justiceseeker93

I’ve met JR. Nice guy but does not have much political experience and didn’t seem to have any funding behind him.

Only time will tell as we see who shows up for the primary next August. I hope its not a slugfest that destroys party unity.


17 posted on 12/06/2009 12:25:04 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; dalight; Man50D; All

Correction to my post # 50: Should be American Spectator (NOT National Review).


18 posted on 12/06/2009 1:09:34 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


19 posted on 12/06/2009 1:32:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv; All
Sorry for the errors and confusion. Post # 18 should read: "Correction to my post #15..."
20 posted on 12/06/2009 1:49:24 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I am only one guy and I am old.

So I can only do one race. I think it will be CT-4.


21 posted on 12/06/2009 4:52:48 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

It’s your call, do what you think is best.


22 posted on 12/06/2009 5:17:00 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: ncfool
The one candidate no one here has mentioned is Dan Gilyeat, the former Marine Staff Sargent. People should take him seriously. He is the only candidate that I believe I can trust. He's not a politician, not an attorney, not a lobbyist. He is a Tea Party Patriot who answered the call to serve the country for 12 years in the Marines, two tours to Iraq until he lost his leg to a road side bomb.
23 posted on 12/30/2009 5:56:58 AM PST by Patriots Heart in KS
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To: justiceseeker93

she didn’t even mention by number the district she was talking about.


I was having trouble getting the point of the story also. I’m assuming it’s a Congressional seat that is being discussed. She did mention the district once in the following snip:

.......He said he had been actively considering another run against Moore for the past two months and was boosted by a poll paid for by some of his donors that showed him with a strong name identification in the 3rd District compared to other GOP candidates looking at the race. ...


24 posted on 12/30/2009 6:06:22 AM PST by deport (63 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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