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  • Kobach calls Trump's stance on election results 'reasonable' (KS Sec'y of State)

    10/20/2016 4:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | October 20, 2016 | John Hanna, Associated Press Political Writer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top election official said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was justified in refusing to promise now that he'll accept the election results, even as the state party chief and a GOP senator on the ballot urged candidates to do so. Secretary of State Kris Kobach called criticism of Trump over his refusal during Wednesday night's presidential debate to commit to accepting the results "rather amusing." He said no candidate should concede if the race is close and there are questions about the count, citing the 2000 contest in Florida, decided by fewer than...
  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump, pushes Gingrich for VP

    05/28/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with Trump last week -- also suggested Trump apologize to Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez for disparaging comments he's made about them in the past. "I have been a Republican all my life," said Dole, who endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at one point during the 2016 primary fight but has since backed Trump....
  • Democrat legislators want leader of Hispanic commission to resign (For endorsing Trump)

    03/20/2016 5:36:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WIBW-TV ^ | March 14, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Governor Sam Brownback has been asked to request the resignation of the leader of the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission. WIBW Radio reports the commission's director, Adrienne Foster, is being asked to resign because of comments she made to the Kansas City Star, apparently supporting Donald Trump's candidacy for President. Three Democrat lawmakers, Louis Ruiz of Kansas City, John Alcala of Topeka and Ponka-We Victors of Wichita, sent a letter to the Governor's Office expressing displeasure over Foster's support of Trump. The letter states that Foster has diminished her position within the organization. They also...
  • Poll: Trump holds slim lead over Cruz in Kansas

    03/04/2016 8:58:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump holds a 6-point lead over his Republican rivals on the eve of the Kansas caucuses, according to a new poll released Friday. Trump is supported by 35 percent of likely GOP caucusgoers, followed by Ted Cruz, at 29 percent, Marco Rubio, at 17 percent, and John Kasich at 13 percent in the Trafalgar Group poll. Public polling in the state has been infrequent. The Trafalgar poll is only the second survey included in the RealClearPolitics index of Kansas polls. Cruz has 43 percent support among self-identified conservative Republicans, followed by Trump, at 30 percent, and Rubio, at 16...
  • Bob Dole really, really doesn’t like Ted Cruz

    12/08/2015 3:42:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 8, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    On MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" Tuesday, the veteran anchor sat down with former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole to talk, ostensibly, about the current state of his party and the rise of Donald Trump. But the Kansas Republican had something else on his mind. And that something else was how much he dislikes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. In a question about what Dole makes of Trump, the former Senate leader quickly turned matters to Cruz. "He's not traditional Republican conservative," Dole said of the Texan. "Achievements are shutting down the government twice, and calling the...
  • Will Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas jump from GOP leadership to the ‘Cruz caucus’?

    12/19/2014 7:47:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | December 19, 2014 | Lindsay Wise, Washington Correspondent
    Jerry Moran of Kansas was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up this month with tea party favorite Ted Cruz on three votes intended to stall or defeat the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill — a failed but headline-grabbing maneuver that put him at odds with GOP leadership. Moran’s move raised some eyebrows on Capitol Hill, especially given that he’d spent the past two years as part of that same leadership team and had voted in January in favor of the last trillion-dollar spending bill. So why did Moran buck the party line this time and align himself...
  • Kobach: Obama's Lawlessness Could Lead To 'Ethnic Cleansing' In America

    11/20/2014 6:11:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | November 20, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) on Sunday warned that President Obama's executive actions and general "lawlessness" on immigration could lead to "ethnic cleansing." Kobach, a vocal advocate of the anti-immigrant movement, claimed during his radio talk show that there was a strategy to replace American voters with Hispanic ones who favored socialism. "The long term strategy of, first of all, replacing American voters with illegal aliens, recently legalized, who then become U.S. citizens," Kobach said. "There is still a decided bias in favor of bigger government not smaller government. So maybe this strategy of replacing American voters with...
  • Charles Pierce Live Blogging: Open All Night (Schadenfreude-alicious)

    11/06/2014 8:16:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Esquire Magazine's The Politics Blog ^ | November 4, 2014 | Charles P. Pierce
    1:30AM -- I think it was contemplating the fact that both Sam Brownback and Paul LePage both may have survived as governors that was the last straw for me tonight. Brownback has wrecked his state. Even Kansas Republicans believe that. LePage is a local embarrassment who became a national embarrassment in the final days before the election. Even Maine Republicans believe that. But Brownback will go back to wrecking his state, and LePage will go back to embarrassing his because of an attitude that Republicans, and the conservative movement that has powered the party, have cultivated carefully over the last...
  • K-State football coach Bill Snyder endorses Pat Roberts

    10/30/2014 8:26:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts’ campaign launched the statewide spot just five days before the election, which has Roberts locked in a tough contest with independent candidate Greg Orman, a 45-year-old Olathe businessman and co-founder of a private equity firm. Snyder is highly respected throughout the state and college football and has largely remained aloof from politics....
  • In Georgia, Democrats’ last hope for preventing GOP takeover is collapsing

    10/29/2014 11:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The polls this cycle have been cruel to Democrats. A number of surveys have given the president’s party undue hope that they could pull off the impossible on Election Day and retain control of the U.S. Senate. But, like Lucy van Pelt ripping the set football away from a rushing Charlie Brown at the very last minute, Democrats have been robbed of that intoxicating hope just as the buzz was getting good. After abandoning the party’s nominee as determined by the voters, Democrats were thrilled by the prospect that ruby red Kansas might elect a Democrat masquerading as an independent...
  • Tea party PAC plans announcement with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts

    10/13/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 13, 2014 | Suzanne Perez Tobias
    A national tea party group will hold a news conference in Wichita on Monday with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, but leaders stopped short of saying whether the group plans to endorse the Republican incumbent. “It will be an announcement,” said Taylor Budowich, executive director of the Tea Party Express, a California-based group that describes itself as the nation’s largest tea party political action committee. The news conference, set for 11 a.m. at the Sedgwick County Republican party headquarters in west Wichita, will be attended by Roberts and local tea party leaders and activists, Budowich said. Earlier this year the group...
  • Republicans Just Got Some Really Bad News In One Of The Reddest Of Red States

    10/06/2014 10:17:19 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 58 replies
    AP ^ | October 5, 2014 11:34 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    A few weeks after the national Republican Party moved in to revamp the campaign and begin an ad blitz aimed at saving incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts' job, a new poll shows him facing more of an uphill battle than ever against independent businessman Greg Orman.
  • Can Sarah Palin save Pat Roberts in tight Kansas Senate race?

    09/25/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 25, 2014 | Linda Feldmann
    Sarah Palin appears in Kansas Thursday to stump for Sen. Pat Roberts, the most endangered Republican senator. She could be helpful, but there's irony in her pitch.Sarah Palin has come to the rescue. The Republicans’ 2008 vice presidential nominee – and big-time political lightning rod – took the stage Thursday in Kansas on behalf of the state’s endangered Republican senator, Pat Roberts. Three-term Senator Roberts is widely seen as the most vulnerable Republican senator in the November midterms. A loss would seriously harm the Republicans’ chances of retaking the Senate. Enter Ms. Palin. The former Alaska governor’s public favorability has...
  • Sarah Palin To Campaign for Pat Roberts in Kansas Amid Lingering Grassroots Anger

    09/24/2014 12:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 253 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sarah Palin will campaign for incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) in Independence, Kansas on Thursday. Roberts is in need of help from the Tea Party favorite, as recent polls show he trails independent Greg Orman in this fall's general election. Last week, the Kansas State Supreme Court granted Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's request to be removed from the ballot, setting up a two-person race between Roberts and Orman. Roberts defeated Tea Party challenger Dr. Milton Wolf in the August 5 Republican primary by a relatively narrow margin of 47% to 41% in a bitterly personal contest that left many...
  • Vulnerable Kansas Senator: We Are Heading Toward 'National Socialism'

    09/23/2014 5:54:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | September 23, 2014 | Dylan Scott
    Incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), who is facing an unexpectedly fierce challenge for re-election, warned Monday at a campaign stop that the United States is heading for "national socialism." It's not clear whether Roberts intended to make a reference to Nazism or simply meant to invoke the run of the mill looming specter of socialism. American Bridge, the liberal opposition research group that tracks Republican candidates, posted the video of Roberts's remarks at a Dodge City event. "There's a palpable fear among Kansans all across this state that the America that we love and cherish and honor will not be...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Paul Davis 1990s Strip Club incident

    09/23/2014 1:09:29 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 7 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 09-23-2014 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson was an officer with the Montgomery County Drug Task force during the 1998 drug raid at the strip club where Paul Davis was rounded up in.
  • Ballot, Shmallot ... Roberts Is in Much Bigger Trouble

    09/05/2014 5:34:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Editor's Blog ^ | September 4, 2014 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    Democrats are going to fight to keep their former Kansas senate candidate, Chad Taylor, off the ballot (an odd turn of events to put it mildly). This comes after Kris Kobach, Secretary of State, announced that Taylor must stay on ballot. Kobach is intensely political and is likely the most successful and outspoken voter suppression advocate in the country today. Rick Hasen says the law is not dispositive. But life's hard. Kobach's the Secretary State. He gets to make the decision, or at least he gets the first pass at it. A Court will likely have the final say over...
  • Author, broadcaster calls for 2016 presidential debate on poverty: Smiley spoke at KS Conference...

    07/18/2014 10:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | July 18, 2014 | Ann Marie Bush
    Author and broadcaster Tavis Smiley during the Kansas Conference on Poverty on Friday spoke out about Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget and called for a 2016 presidential debate that would focus solely on poverty and income equality. “Budgets are moral documents,” Smiley told a crowd gathered in the Sunflower Ballroom of the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd. He said Brownback gave tax breaks to the “rich and lucky” and “cut K-12 education.” “The tax cuts are a good sound-bite politics but unsound policy,” Smiley said. He also said what Brownback has done to the state is “shameful.” Education is...
  • Trucking industry leader: Tea party a 'corrosive' force (RINO former KS Gov. Bill Graves)

    10/22/2013 12:04:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 21, 2013 | Kevin Robillard
    So much for the great trucker-tea party alliance. Barely a week after conservative activists were counting on a massive protest by truck drivers to snarl the Beltway and bring President Barack Obama to heel, the head of the nation’s largest trucking industry organization denounced the right-wing movement Monday as a “corrosive” force that threatens the business community’s ties to the GOP. “What’s most alarming is the collapse of the Republican Party and the emergence of the conservative wing of the party, most often referred to as the Tea Party, and its emergence as a very corrosive force,” American Trucking Associations...
  • Obama's cousin may challenge Sen. Roberts

    10/08/2013 5:44:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | October 7, 2013 | Tim Carpenter
    A Johnson County Republican and second cousin of President Barack Obama is expected to move ahead Tuesday with planning for a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, of Kansas. Milton Wolf, who advocates for a divinely inspired return to limited government and individual liberty, invited supporters to a "major announcement" regarding the 2014 Senate campaign at an Overland Park hotel. The event will feature a performance by “American Idol” singer Krista Branch. Wolf, a 42-year-old physician and a political novice, could highlight in Kansas the division playing out nationally among tea party conservatives and others in the Republican Party....
  • Steven J. Anderson: What's Really Going On In Topeka

    09/12/2013 6:57:20 AM PDT · by jonefab
    Wichita Pachyderm Club ^ | 9/8/13 | Steven J. Anderson
    Steven J. Anderson, former budget director for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, talks about budget, taxes, spending and what not being reported by Kansas' media during a luncheon speech at the Wichita Pachyderm Club Sept. 6, 2013. This video is of the full speech. A 13 minute highlights video is here:
  • Pelosi jabs DeMint on his way out

    12/06/2012 7:09:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday linked outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to one of the “saddest” Senate votes in years and suggested DeMint’s values won't be missed on Capitol Hill. Pelosi criticized the resigning South Carolina lawmaker and other GOP senators for voting Tuesday against Senate ratification of a United Nations treaty on rights for the disabled. “For them [DeMint and other treaty opponents] to slap the face of our veterans, of people with disabilities, of families with children with disabilities, that was one of the saddest days,” Pelosi said in the Capitol, taking care to avoid...
  • Booted House members complain to Boehner

    12/05/2012 3:59:41 PM PST · by jonefab · 8 replies
    It’s becoming clearer why Schweikert, Huelskamp, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) were yanked from their committee posts. It wasn’t ideological, sources involved with the negotiations said. Instead, they said, the lawmakers lost their spots because they worked against their colleagues or leadership. Huelskamp, for example, voted against Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget in committee, in addition to trying to bring down the farm bill. Other members affected by the discipline voted against measures in committee, as well.
  • Court staffer suspended over Kline tweets

    11/16/2012 11:33:48 AM PST · by jonefab · 6 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | November 16, 2012 - 12:23pm | The Associated Press
    A research attorney for a Kansas Court of Appeals judge has been temporarily suspended from her job pending an investigation about tweets she posted during a court hearing in former Attorney General Phill Kline’s ethics case. Ron Keefover, spokesman for the judicial branch, said Sarah Peterson Herr was suspended Friday while an investigation is conducted. She is a research attorney for Judge Christel Marquardt. The tweets were posted Thursday during a Kansas Supreme Court hearing deciding whether Kline’s law license should be indefinitely suspended for his conduct during investigations of abortion providers. The tweets predicted that Kline would be disbarred...
  • Morris: Softening of political diversity an unnerving trend

    10/21/2012 6:06:40 AM PDT · by jonefab
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | October 20, 2012 - 5:15pm | Tim Carpenter
    Senate President Steve Morris' performance on the state legislative stage will draw to an involuntary close after a 20-year run. The southwest Kansas Republican's place in the Capitol will be taken in January by someone voters thought offered more robust conservative credentials. Morris was driven into retirement along with seven other moderate Republicans in the Senate. All lost August primaries. It remains to be seen how Democrats fare in November, but the Senate will undoubtedly be led by members loyal to the conservative label.
  • O'Neal: Conservative revolution advances at Statehouse

    10/21/2012 5:56:18 AM PDT · by jonefab · 1 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | October 20, 2012 - 5:40pm | Tim Carpenter
    House Speaker Mike O'Neal's retirement from elective office afforded the 28-year legislative veteran an opportunity to assess his personal political transformation and movement of the Republican Party to dominance in Kansas. The Hutchinson attorney who defeated an incumbent Democrat in 1984 on an economic development platform said he would emerge with a more conservative view of public policy. He said this journey coincided with growth in conservative sentiment among Kansas voters — especially on state budget issues.
  • Deal not sealed, Romney hits Santorum with big ad buys

    03/08/2012 10:50:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | March 9, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign would like to be focusing its attacks on Democratic President Barack Obama around now. But after failing to seize control of the Republican nomination race on "Super Tuesday," Romney cannot shake off rival Rick Santorum, whom he criticized on Thursday as a political insider. Opening up a new front against Santorum, the Romney campaign accused him of being a lobbyist in his home state of Pennsylvania even before he went to Washington in 1991. Romney's campaign also attacked Santorum for holding regular meetings with lobbyists as a Senate leader, part of the Republican "K Street Project"...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Tea Party refused use of Hays, Kansas public library

    01/26/2012 2:10:40 PM PST · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 01-26-12 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about the Big First Tea Party being refused usage of Hays Kansas public library for the purpose of an educational video class on the Constitution. In this show I interview Constitutional attorney Richard Fry about the incident. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • Kansas primary results winners

    08/18/2010 6:28:48 PM PDT · by paladinkc · 4 replies
    Does anyone know if there is a website that contains not only who the winners were but also what their records are for being like pro-life, pro-nra etc? I have folks I am trying to convert to cross the line and would like some info to go on.
  • Candidates share views on Obama 'birther' movement [Kansas]

    08/01/2010 7:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 19+ views
    The Hays Daily News ^ | August 1, 2010 | Kaley Connor
    There's been much in the news lately regarding the "birther movement," or more specifically, whether the Big First congressional candidates believe President Obama is a legitimate U.S. citizen. The controversy began when the Hutchinson News withdrew their endorsement for Tracey Mann, following radio comments in which Mann said Obama "needs to come forth with his papers and show everyone that he is an American citizen." The Hays Daily News asked all six Republican candidates to weigh in on the matter. Here are their responses: Jim Barnett: "First of all, there are many important issues facing our nation. When I see...
  • Kansas State Rifle Association Press Conference in Support of Todd Tiahrt for Senate

    07/25/2010 4:52:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | July 25, 2010
    The Kansas State Rifle Association and U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Tiahrt will hold a press conference on Monday, July 26th at 1:00 p.m. The press conference will be held in the Old Supreme Court Room at the State Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas State Rifle Association will discuss Tiahrt’s long record of fighting for the rights of firearm owners and his success in protecting our Second Amendment rights. Tiahrt is the leading conservative running to replace Sam Brownback in the United States Senate. He is known nationally for protecting the privacy rights of firearm owners as the author of...
  • History shows Republicans have improved civil rights

    07/21/2010 11:50:04 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 5 replies
    Kansas State University Collegian ^ | 07-21-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    First is the assumption that it is unfashionable for African-Americans, or anyone for that matter, to break from the liberal mantra that all good things come from the Democratic Party. Second, and equally unpopular, is the illumination of numerous pivotal points in history when republicans, not democrats, created opportunities for minorities to ascend to positions of justly earned greatness.Note: People can comment directly to article without putting their name or registering by clicking the (Site Comment) spot at the bottom right of the page.
  • Kansas Senate Foes Fight Over Who's Most Right

    07/13/2010 3:09:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 13, 2010 | Brian Naylor
    Kansas Republicans go to the polls next month to choose their nominee for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Sam Brownback, who is leaving Congress to run for governor. And the Aug. 3 GOP primary is likely to determine the next senator from Kansas. The state hasn't sent a Democrat to the Senate since 1932. Brownback's would-be successors, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt — both GOP members of the House — share what to the naked eye would seem almost identical voting records in Congress. Nonetheless, each is trying to convince voters that he has the most conservative...
  • Patricia Lightner to Appear On Fred Thompson Show

    04/29/2010 10:09:52 AM PDT · by PatriciaLightner · 126+ views
    Patricia Lightner for Congress ^ | April 29, 2010 | Media Advisory
    Olathe , Kan. - Former State Rep. Patricia Lightner, Republican candidate for Congress in the 3rd District of Kansas, will be appearing on the Fred Thompson Show on Friday, April 30 at approximately 11:45 CT. Lightner will be discussing her candidacy as well as Preserving American Liberty's "Winning America Back" event this Saturday in Independence , Mo. The event features Fred & Jeri Thompson, Sarah Palin, and other prominent national figures.
  • Concerned Women PAC Endorses Patricia Lightner for Congress in Kansas-03

    04/28/2010 8:46:20 AM PDT · by PatriciaLightner · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Patricia Lightner for Congress ^ | April 28, 2010 | Media Release
    Washington, D.C. - Concerned Women Political Action Committee (CWPAC) has announced its endorsement of Patricia Lightner in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. Concerned Women PAC, established in 2002 by Founder and Chairman Mrs. Beverly LaHaye, is affiliated with Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation's largest public policy women's organization with more than 500,000 grassroots members nationwide. "Concerned Women Political Action Committee endorses Patricia Lightner because she will be a voice for traditional family values and the lives of the unborn in Congress," said Mrs. Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women Political Action Committee.
  • Lightner banks on her conservative credentials in GOP primary

    03/31/2010 8:23:16 PM PDT · by PatriciaLightner · 5 replies · 375+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | Jay Senter
    Facing crowded field in District 3 race, former state Rep. isn't afraid to assert herself.
  • Vanity -- My Campaign for Congress

    03/28/2010 9:35:58 PM PDT · by PatriciaLightner · 22 replies · 520+ views
    Vanity ^ | Patricia Lightner
    Dear Free Republic, I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. Several volunteers on my campaign are posters here and recommended I make an introduction. I hope I am posting right! I am a conservative Republican running in the 3rd District of Kansas -- my campaign is dedicated to the principles of limited government, individual liberty, economic freedom, the rule of law, and a culture of life. I encourage you to take a look at my website at -- take particular notice to the Issues, Newsroom, "Patricia's Desk" and Ask Patricia sections. Thank you for your consideration! All the best,...
  • 600 More Seats Added to Salina Sarah Palin Event

    01/15/2010 6:31:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 651+ views
    KSAL-TV ^ | January 15, 2010 | Todd Pittenger
    A large number of seats to see Sarah Palin speak in Salina have been added. According to the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, due to a reconfiguration of seating for the February 5th annual meeting, about 600 additional gallery seats for the event have opened up. There is only one way to purchase additional gallery seats, which cost $25 per ticket and do not include dinner. You must contact Sandy Cole directly at the following special phone number: 827-9310 ext. 123. The former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential Candidate will be the featured speaker at the annual Salina...
  • So Many GOP Contenders for One Kansas Seat

    12/04/2009 8:05:34 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 997+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | December 3, 2009 | Shira Toeplitz
    “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...
  • State Rep. opens exploratory committee for Moore's seat

    11/23/2009 6:55:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 769+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    State Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) wasted little time acting on Rep. Dennis Moore's (D-Kan.) retirement announcement, opening an exploratory committee this morning. Yoder, an attorney, made the announcement in a press release. He is currently in his fourth term in the state House, where he serves as chairman of the Appropriations Committee. "As our nation faces unprecedented challenges, we must have new energy and a fresh response" Yoder said. "Wasteful overspending in Washington threatens to bankrupt our nation's future. Government must learn to live within its means and we must endeavor to reduce bureaucracy and barriers to success."
  • Senator John McCain Endorses Rob Wasinger for Congress

    11/09/2009 1:01:19 PM PST · by Core_Conservative · 17 replies · 1,059+ views
    Wasinger for Congress ^ | 9-SEP-2009 | COTTONWOOD FALLS
    "Rob is running to restore economic common sense in Washington and bring growth and prosperity to Kansas," said Senator John McCain. "He embodies the spirit and values of Kansas, and will bring those values with him to Washington. He has always worked hard for Kansas and I know he will serve the citizens of Kansas well in Congress. Rob Wasinger has the right experience, vision, and values to lead Kansas into an era of economic growth and prosperity. He is an exemplary public servant we can trust."
  • Conservative Patricia Lightner Runs in KS-03

    09/21/2009 8:58:17 PM PDT · by RightMike · 13 replies · 868+ views
    Patricia Lightner, a conservative Republican and former state representative, is campaigning for a position in the Third Congressional District, and has formally launched a campaign web site. The seat is held by Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat, who has been under public scrutiny lately for what critics say is his lack of accountability and availability to his constituents. Lightner said she was motivated to enter the race out of a desire to promote liberty in individualism, freedom of economic choice and the right to life. Lightner said these rights have been compromised by the Democratic majority in Washington, including Moore.
  • OP Councilman eyes Dennis Moore's congressional seat

    08/28/2009 4:25:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 1,468+ views
    The Prime Buzz ^ | August 13, 2009 | Jim Sullinger
    Terry Goodman, an Overland Park city councilman, said today he's considering a campaign next year for the 3rd Congressional District seat currently held by Democrat Dennis Moore of Lenexa. Terry Goodman"I'm taking a look at it," said Goodman, 62, a Republican. He has served on the city council for nine years and has lived in Overland Park for more than 35 years.
  • If endorsements were votes, it would be Huelskamp in a landslide

    07/15/2009 8:41:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 856+ views
    Kansas Liberty ^ | July 8, 2009
    Kansas State Sen. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, picked up yet another endorsement today in the First District Congressional race, this one from former Congressman Jim Ryun. Ryun announced his support for Huelskamp in a fundraising letter as a "a top-notch Kansas state senator for more than a decade, earning many accolades including a lifetime A+ NRA rating — the endorsement of Kansans for Life — and Taxpayer Champion by AFP (Americans for Prosperity)." Huelskamp has gained a whopping 34 endorsements since announcing his intentions to run in December of last year. The list is long and growing longer: Gun Owners of...
  • Tiahrt will urge Obama to withdraw Sebelius HHS nomination

    04/27/2009 8:05:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 961+ views
    Kansas Liberty ^ | April 27, 2009
    Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt is among members of Congress urging President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The letter, a copy of which was released to Kansas Liberty by a Tiahrt spokesperson, was drafted by Rep. Doug Lanborn, a Colorado Republican, and will be sent to the president tomorrow. The names of every cosigner of the letter will not be released until Tuesday. The letter is the latest effort by conservatives trying to stall or turn back the Sebelius confirmation attempt. It points to Sebelius’...
  • Two Conservatives running in Kansas Senate Race. Who do we get behind?

    03/16/2009 9:15:46 AM PDT · by ksgopconservative · 35 replies · 1,679+ views
    Stay Red Kansas ^ | 3-15-09 | Stay Red Kansas
    Differences between Moran and Tiahrt Several readers have been wondering about how the current race for U.S. Senate will shake out. What separates these candidates? There are few policy differences between Congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt - both of whom are fiscal and social conservatives. After listening to several GOP operatives across Kansas, this is what SRK is hearing about the differences between Moran and Tiahrt. Tiahrt - More of a Fighter Todd Tiahrt is labeling himself as a proven fighter against Obama, Sebelius and Pelosi. His official office has released numerous press releases highlighting his firm opposition to...
  • Fairtax Supporter corner U.S. Senator Sam Brownback January 30, 2009

    02/02/2009 5:22:43 PM PST · by netvictory · 2 replies · 598+ views
    Fairtax Supporter corner U.S. Senator Sam Brownback January 30, 2009
  • Huelskamp announces a run for Congress

    12/24/2008 1:34:27 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Kansas Liberty Journal ^ | December 11, 2008
    Sen. Tim Huelskamp, the veteran Fowler Republican, has announced he'll pursue a seat in the U.S. Congress for 2010. Huelskamp wants to fill the First Congressional District opening left by western Kansas' Rep. Jerry Moran. Moran already has announced his intention to run for the seat being vacated by Sam Brownback in the US Senate. Huelskamp made his decision after meetings in Washington, D.C., left him “somber and fearful” of the direction the government is taking under the new leadership of President-elect Barack Obama and other Democrats. “Leaders in Washington in both political parties have lost touch with the fundamental...
  • Presidential politicking [Wyoming delegate-choosing county conventions moved up to 1/5/08]

    10/01/2007 7:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 369+ views
    Jackson Hole Star-Tribune ^ | October 1, 2007 | Joshua Wolfson
    For one day at least, Wyoming felt a little like New Hampshire. Three Republican presidential candidates, including former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, made their pitch to the Cowboy State at a packed forum in Casper on Saturday. The newfound attention comes on the heels of a decision by the Wyoming Republican Party to move its county conventions up to Jan. 5, to be closer to the New Hampshire primary, traditionally the first in the nation. "It behooves all the candidates to pay attention to the state of Wyoming," said Joe Schloss, chairman of the Teton County Republican Party. A crowd...
  • Steve King for Senate in 2008 (Iowa editorial)

    06/23/2007 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 79 replies · 2,245+ views
    David Yepsen's column this weekend suggests that Republicans do not have a credible challenger to Harkin for 2008. Yepsen points out: Yet so far, no big-name Republicans seem to be making the moves needed to challenge him. Only obscure names are heard. Could the ghosts of Bill Scherle (1974), Roger Jepsen (1984), Tom Tauke (1990), Jim Lightfoot (1996) and Greg Ganske (2002) be scaring off credible GOP challengers? Could 2008 be the year that Harkin, finally, gets the same sort of free ride from Republicans that Democrats have been giving Chuck Grassley for 20 years? Of course in Republican circles...