Skip to comments.Senate Challenger Milton Wolf Ties Incumbent Roberts in Straw Poll at Kansas GOP Convention
Posted on 01/27/2014 10:14:54 AM PST by cotton1706
In the only straw poll at the Kansas GOP Convention, Tea Party backed Senate challenger Dr. Milton Wolf tied with incumbent Pat Roberts (R-KS) in the hotly contested race.
Via a Dr. Milton Wolf for Senate press release:
The Young Republicans conducted the only straw poll at the Kansas GOP Convention this weekend. In a surprising show of strength this early in the campaign Dr. Milton Wolf tied 34 year incumbent Senator Pat Roberts.
In just over three months since Dr. Wolf launched his grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate the strength of his candidacy was in full view at the Kansas GOP Convention this weekend. Dr. Wolf spent the convention meeting Republican activists from all over Kansas. It was clear that Kansans are ready for a new U.S. Senator who will boldly fight for conservative values.
I am committed to running a grassroots campaign and we will be successful, said Dr. Wolf. Kansans deserve a senator who will use his voice and his vote to return our nation to her founding principles. I will fight everyday as the next U.S. Senator from Kansas to return America to the divinely inspired American Idea of individual liberty, limited government, and free-market values.
This concludes a week of tremendous momentum for Dr. Milton Wolfs campaign. The campaign was endorsed by the Flint Hills Tea Party, State Representative Ron Highland, Southeast Kansas Conservative Group, Kansans for Constitutional Integrity, and both the Kansas and National affiliates of the Republican Liberty Caucus. The campaign had previously been endorsed by State Representatives Josh Powell, Marty Read, and Mike Houser, Kansans for Constitutional Government, Senate Conservatives Fund, Madison Project, Former Congressman Jim Ryun, and RedStates Erick Erickson.
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COTTON1706 Start telling the truth. The poll was botched and you know it. why don’t you publish an article that tells the truth.
Milton Wolf might be a nice guy but he is not up to the job.
Kansas Young Republicans: chairman Brandon Kenig
We organized what was intended as a members-only poll for individuals affiliated with our state YR organization and county chapters throughout the state, he said in an email to the Buzz. Despite repeated notices to the Wolf camp that this was not an open straw poll, their campaign sent staff and supporters to our meeting.
Our software technology broke down (some members had already cast an electronic ballot), requiring us to change over to a paper ballot, and in the process, some who had voted earlier electronically had left before they could re-cast their votes by paper. Additionally, we didnt have the resources to verify eligibility and YR membership, so what was intended to be a members-only poll became an open straw poll with anyone in the room at the time allowed to vote.
We were not prepared to handle an influx of outsiders or to turn people away from what should have been a a simple and internal activity for our members something fun, to give them something to do as they entered the room before the program began.
Due to the miscommunication about the poll itself and the issues around the voting, we should have scrapped it completely.
We did not disclose or publicize the results ourselves on our own social media due to these irregularities, and the fact that the poll was never meant to be an open event for convention attendees but rather a check-the-box activity for those taking part in our business meeting.
Due to poor planning, mismanagement, and attention by the outside campaigns, it became something else entirely.
“COTTON1706 Start telling the truth. The poll was botched and you know it. why dont you publish an article that tells the truth.”
I didn’t know it. I don’t live in Kansas. I saw the story, thought it was interesting and posted it.