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  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...

    05/10/2004 11:34:21 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 6 replies · 7,989+ views
    Are you a registered voter?? Do you know anyone who needs to register?? Check this out: Ultra liberal "MoveOn" is attempting to register 100,000 new left wing voters. WE need to register 200,000 new conservative voters!! Just click on the above link, click on your State, fill in the necessary information, print it out, and mail it in!! It's a simple as that!! As you all know, this will be the most important election in our lifetime. Our future depends on it, and the future of our children depends on it. It is an election we MUST win!! DO...
  • Congressional Races to watch so far 2004 - ALL States

    04/09/2004 11:41:43 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 10,035+ views
    Several Sources | 4-8-04 | Dan from MI
    I've seen the senate races heating up, but not nearly as much on the house seats. I'm mostly using information from DC POLITICAL REPORT and POLITICS1. STATES Alabama DISTRICT 3 - The other Mike Rogers (R) won in 02 with 50.3% over Democrat Joe Turnham(48.2%) in an open seat. So far, it looks as he is facing Democrat Bill Fuller, Ex-State Human Resources Commissioner. I haven't heard much about this race, but the first defense is hardest. Alaska SENATE - Lisa Murkowski(R) vs Ex governor Tony Knowles. This will be a tough race as Knowles is an ex-governor and Murkowski...
  • Why Spanish Election results are irrelevent to US War on Terror

    03/15/2004 7:06:23 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies · 2,593+ views
    3/15/04 | John Knight
    Journalists, political pundits and other Hysteric Left activists are desperately trying to spin some cosmic significance out of Sunday's Spanish elections. The "conventional wisdom" is that the Spanish Election results are some sort of significant defeat for President Bush and the War on Terror. As usual the "News Media's" thinking is neither conventional nor wise. What all the various activists miss is the reality of American Exceptionalism. As much as the International Political Left hates, and try's to deny, the reality is the USA operates on a completely different political level then the rest of the world. On Sunday, the...
  • Democrat Primary turnout not a even close to being a record

    03/09/2004 8:08:22 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 2,798+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Paul Weyrich
    The reason for my apology was that throughout this primary season we have been hearing about the record turnout of voters participating in Democrat caucuses and primaries. I bought the lie. The truth is that, except for Iowa and New Hampshire, there has not been any sort of record turnout for the Democrats. Even in New Hampshire the vote was far less than what the Republicans had when they last had a contested primary in 2000. The Democrats this year had 219,787 votes in their primary. The GOP in 2000 had 239,523 votes. That 20,000 difference is major in a...
  • Freep this poll

    03/07/2004 10:07:11 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies · 2,575+ views Votes has a vote on President Bush's current Ads. Please take a minute to vote here
  • Heinz Foundation Bankrolled Group Protesting Bush 9/11 Ads

    03/07/2004 6:25:25 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 11 replies · 4,351+ views Well isn't this intresting. The "objective news media" supposed 9-11 surviors protesting Bush's ads are actually anti-war stooges financed by John Kerry's wife. Please take a moment and vist the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC etc to email the Omsbudsman, the Publisher, the News Editor and demand to know why they allowed clearly partisan advocates of Kerry's Presidential Campaign were presented on their "News" programs with no reference to their ties to the Kerry camp. We absolutely must demand the "News Media" be held accountable for their free advertising for the Kerry camp.
  • Bush Ads help get the word out

    03/04/2004 11:30:46 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 5,816+ views Here is a link to the 1st three Bush Re-election ads. As expected the DNC directed its "Objective News Media" mouthpieces at CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC to generate phoney hysteria about these ads. Compared to the demogagery and lies spread by the Kerry Campaign, and the DNC about Bush for the last 6 months, this is probably the mildest sets of ads that have run so far this political season. Please email this link to every person on you email contact list. We need to get as many people as possible to see these ads. They are...

    02/26/2004 3:09:20 PM PST · by TheBronzeEagle · 1,082+ views ^ | 2-26-04 | KendallHornback
    home | create a petition | my petitions | browse petitions | contact us | terms of service site by solostar software "Social Securiety/Disability Reform Created by Kendall Hornback on February 6th, 2004 at 8:13 pm AST Public Note To The President, My Name is Kendall Hornback, I’m but , one of about 50 million in this nation with a physical disability . Purpose : I write to ask that your administration please , somehow find the needed time to see that new guidelines be brought before the senate as well as congress , a nation- wide amendment to existing...
  • Conservatives Unite!

    02/06/2004 10:45:27 AM PST · by rcofdayton · 9 replies · 2,640+ views
    Self ^ | 6 Feb 04 | rcofdayton
    Conservatives should write in Tom Tancredo in the primary ballot to demonstrate the depth of concern we have with the President. If enough do this, he will get the message.
  • Kansans show support for immigrant driver's licenses (Attention Kansas Freepers)

    01/29/2004 8:53:53 PM PST · by Robert Lomax · 2 replies · 2,952+ views
    The Newton Kansan ^ | ? | Chad Frey
    TOPEKA -- Tuesday was a cold, blustery winter day. So why would anyone take a day off to be outside? More than 1,500 took the day to walk through downtown Topeka, showing their support for a bill allowing driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. "This is an important issue in any community, the Asian community and the Hispanic community," said activist and Newton High School teacher Crystal Sanhueza. "This is an issue for businesses; their workers need to get to work. People thought it was important enough to take a day off of work." Critics said the bill would compromise homeland...
  • Current Party Control (By State)

    10/27/2003 3:55:28 PM PST · by rightcoast · 9 replies · 6,718+ views
    Politics1 ^ | October 27, 2003 | rightcoast
    Below is a list of each state and its "Political Party statistics", meaning that state's current governor, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, and who they voted for in the 2000 election.  This is useful data in trying to predict future voting trends.   AlabamaGovernor Bob Riley (R)Senator Richard Shelby (R)Senator Jeff Sessions (R)5 Republican Congressmen2 Democrat Congressmen2000 Election: Bush AlaskaGovernor Frank Murkowski (R)Senator Lisa Murkowski (R)Senator Ted Stevens (R)1 Republican Congressman2000 Election: Bush ArizonaGovernor Janet Napolitano (D)Senator John McCain (R)Senator Jon Kyl (R)6 Republican Congressmen2 Democrat Congressmen2000 Election: Bush ArkansasGovernor Mike Huckabee (R)Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)Senator Mark Pryor (D)3 Democrat Congressmen1 Republican Congressman2000 Election:...
  • Sebelius: Liberal on Abortion

    04/24/2003 3:53:06 AM PDT · by jonefab · 4 replies · 1,417+ views
    e-mail Newsletter | April 23, 2003 | Senator Tim Huelskamp
    Since I last wrote – we won a war, paid our taxes, and finished our regular session in Topeka. Plus, Governor Kathleen Sebelius has demonstrated the epitome of her liberal social views. In a striking action on the day after Easter Sunday, Sebelius vetoed a key pro-life bill, overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature, which promoted the common sense of thousands and thousands of Kansans. The vetoed bill was one regulating abortion clinics across Kansas. Amazingly enough, two years I discovered that there are absolutely no regulatory standards for abortion clinics. In comparison, veterinarian clinics are regulated and have to meet...
  • Campaign reports show Kansans' money-raising

    04/14/2003 8:51:11 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 5 replies · 1,119+ views (Associated Press) ^ | April 14, 2003 | Libby Quaid
    WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore has raised $124,479 toward his re-election next year, while the GOP challenger hoping for a rematch, Adam Taff, has raised $29,232, according to campaign finance reports. Meanwhile, Republican U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback pulled in $364,020 for his 2004 Senate campaign, which has not yet attracted a Democratic challenger. Reports to the Federal Election Commission, due Tuesday, cover the first three months of this year. The closest anyone has come to challenging Brownback was when Moore flirted with the idea earlier this year. But the Kansas City, Kan.-area congressman announced last month he would...
  • KU: No Position in the Iraqi Conflict

    03/31/2003 5:24:10 AM PST · by jonefab · 29 replies · 1,571+ views
    e-mail newsletter | 3/30/2003 | Sen. Tim Huelskamp
    KU: No Position in the Iraqi Conflict Today’s Kansas news is filled with the exciting accounts about the Jayhawks advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. Here is another KU news item you probably haven’t read elsewhere. . . As our men and women in the military fight to free the people of Iraq from a madman dictator and protect our country from Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, our own University of Kansas is still trying to determine which side they are supporting. That’s right. The high-paid University Leadership, in a recent memo, has announced an official position...
  • Kansas House passes Alien Drivers License Bill

    03/04/2003 5:31:13 AM PST · by jonefab · 16 replies · 2,565+ views
    Kansas Legislature ^ | February | Legislative Research
    *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at SESSION OF 2003 SUPPLEMENTAL NOTE ON SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2039 by Representative Klein As Recommended by House Committee on Judiciary Brief* Sub. for HB 2039 provides that by July 1, 2004, individuals with an Internal Revenue Service taxpayer identification number who meet all other requirements of the bill can obtain a temporary resident driver’s license. The temporary license, which expires in three years, will be a...

    11/27/2002 6:50:58 AM PST · by jonefab · 24 replies · 1,258+ views Newsletter ^ | November 27, 2002 | Kenneth Daniel by “The Weasel Zone is where everything’s misleading without actually being a lie.”-Steve Adams, creator of “Dilbert”. According to figures recently released by the School Finance Section of the Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas public school districts spent an average of $8,490 per full-time equivalent pupil in 2001-2002, an increase of $466 or 5.81% from the previous year. The average increase in per pupil spending for the last ten years was 4.83% per year compared to average inflation of 2.53% per year. For the last five years, it was 5.31% per year compared to inflation of 2.34% per...
  • Kline campaign update (Kansas AG race)

    11/12/2002 4:59:03 AM PST · by jonefab · 1 replies · 864+ views
    e-mail | 11/11/2002 | Phill Kline
    Dear Friends: Election night is just about over, approximately one week after it began. And it is ending very well indeed! To date, the recount and provisional ballot process has increased our election night lead from 3,006 votes to 4,278 votes. There are only 1,683 votes remaining that need to be counted. Accordingly, the media is declaring that I (we) have won the Attorney General's race. The remaining votes are located in Kingman and Sedgwick Counties. Those counties should report tomorrow. Mr. Biggs has the statutory right to request a recount. If my margin of victory is less than ½...
  • Mission Creep

    11/11/2002 6:49:59 AM PST · by jonefab · 3 replies · 981+ views
    Bush Country ^ | 11.03.02 | By John D'Aloia
    Mission creep is a term often heard in discussions about the use of the U.S. military in implementing foreign policy. Mission creep is nothing more than going in with one goal and having achieved it, finding many other goals upon which to expend dollars, time, and resources. The military goes in to break up a fight and we end up trying to rebuild a nation. Mission creep is not limited to the military and foreign policy. The expansion of our government, its intrusion into our lives, and the diminution of our freedoms is an example of mission creep. Our Founders...
  • Kansas Election Thread -- Post Info Here

    11/05/2002 3:50:09 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 167 replies · 1,538+ views
    Tuesday, November 5, 2002
    KANSAS Your complete directory of Kansas candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources. CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:Bold = Active CandidateItalics = Potential Candidate* = Incumbent (Incumbent Party Listed First) STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:(Note: Governor and Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)[ Bill Graves (R)* - Not Eligible to Seek Re-Election in 2002. ]& [ Gary Sherrer (R)* - Retiring in 2002. ] Tim Shallenburger (R) - State Treasurer, Ex-State House Speaker &...
  • Election Day: "Let's Roll!"

    11/03/2002 11:07:32 AM PST · by Radical Poet · 1 replies · 1,916+ views
    Press of Righteous Indignation | 11/03/02 | Stan Simons
    The ENEMY forged the stolen steel Delighted at the pain we would soon feel A hot branding iron to burn a 9 and 11 In the hearts of all righteous under Heaven The demons smiled and admired their work Then dedicated it with an unholy curse The plans were laid well, the deceptions intact With stooges called "martyrs" they began the attack They boarded the planes with thin, tight-lipped smiles Politely nodding to each small child - In a short time they’d know TERROR too real When their KILLERS captured the pilot’s wheel May the TWIN TOWERS of bright beacon...
  • Election Day: "...Let's Roll!"

    11/02/2002 7:55:18 AM PST · by Radical Poet · 1 replies · 1,906+ views
    Press of Righteous Indignation | 11/02/02 | Stan Simons
    The ENEMY forged the stolen steel Delighted at the pain we would soon feel A hot branding iron to burn a 9 and 11 In the hearts of all righteous under Heaven The demons smiled and admired their work Then dedicated it with an unholy curse The plans were laid well, the deceptions intact With stooges called "martyrs" they began the attack They boarded the planes with thin, tight-lipped smiles Politely nodding to each small child - In a short time they’d know TERROR too real When their KILLERS captured the pilot’s wheel May the TWIN TOWERS of bright beacon...
  • Kansas Race to the line for Governor and Attorney General

    11/01/2002 3:42:30 PM PST · by jonefab · 94 replies · 3,506+ views
    11/1/02 | jonefab
    This will be a resource for all information and all activities for the race to the finish line. We can elect our true Republican candidates. We need a freep wherever we can get it, especially Western Kansas. People on street corners waving signs, handing out fliers, putting information on cars at churches etc. Let me know what you can do and I will put you in touch with the right people. This is urgent, we need you now, not Monday.
  • 10/31 SurveyUSA Poll Results [IL, KS, KY, NY, NC, OK, RI]

    11/01/2002 10:54:28 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 4 replies · 1,459+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 11/1/02 | N/A
    Illinois Governor 10/31/2002 Blagojevich (D) 53% Ryan (R) 39% Skinner (L) 4% Undecided/Other 4% Data Collected 10/28/02 - 10/30/02 Geography State of Illinois Universe 535 Likely Voters Margin of Error 4.3% Client WBBM-TV Chicago KSDK-TV St. Louis ----- Illinois U.S. Senate 10/31/2002 Durbin (D) 56% Durkin (R) 37% Burgauer (L) 3% Undecided/Other 4% Data Collected 10/28/02 - 10/30/02 Geography State of Illinois Universe 528 Likely Voters Margin of Error 4.3% Client WBBM-TV Chicago KSDK-TV St. Louis ----- Kentucky U.S. Senate 10/31/2002 McConnell(R) 66% Weinberg (D) 29% Undecided/Other 4% Data Collected 10/28/02 - 10/30/02 Geography State of Kentucky Universe 705 Likely...
  • New poll has Sebelius still ahead, Shallenburger closer

    11/01/2002 6:45:27 AM PST · by jonefab · 10 replies · 1,023+ views
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Democrat Kathleen Sebelius remains ahead of Republican Tim Shallenburger in their race for governor, a new poll released Friday showed, but the contest was getting closer. The telephone survey of 625 likely Kansas voters on Tuesday and Wednesday showed Sebelius with 49 percent to Shallenburger's 42 percent. Seven percent of respondents were undecided and 2 percent supported minor party candidates. Rest of articleThe poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C., for The Lawrence Journal World and other media outlets. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4...
  • 10/28 SurveyUSA Poll Results [CA, KS, MD, MI, SC]

    10/29/2002 3:45:54 PM PST · by BlackRazor · 30 replies · 1,423+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 10/29/02 | N/A
    California Governor 10/28/2002 Davis (D) 48% Simon (R) 37% Camejo (G) 8% Copeland (L) 3% Undecided/Other 4% Data Collected 10/25/02 - 10/27/02 Geography State of California Universe 725 Likely Voters Margin of Error 3.7% Client KABC-TV Los Angeles KXTV-TV Sacramento KGTV-TV San Diego KPIX-TV San Francisco ----- Kansas Governor 10/28/2002 Sebelius (D) 53% Shallenburger (R) 38% Hawver (L) 4% Pettibone (Ref) 2% Undecided/Other 3% Data Collected 10/25/02 - 10/27/02 Geography State of Kansas Universe 553 Likely Voters Margin of Error 4.3% Client KWCH-TV Wichita ----- Maryland Governor 10/28/2002 Townsend (D) 49% Ehrlich (R) 48% Undecided/Other 3% Data Collected 10/25/02 -...
  • Moore and Taff locked in close race, poll shows [KS-03]

    10/29/2002 5:05:05 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 3 replies · 1,404+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/29/02 | Jim Sullinger
    Moore and Taff locked in close race, poll shows By JIM SULLINGER The Kansas City Star Adam Taff and Dennis Moore, the two major-party candidates fighting for Moore's 3rd District seat in the U.S. House, tell audiences that next Tuesday's election will be close. They aren't just saying that to keep their volunteers working hard. A telephone poll of 602 registered voters taken over three days at the end of last week by The Kansas City Star found Moore, a Democrat, three percentage points ahead of Taff, a Republican. That lead is within the poll's margin of error of plus...
  • Shallenburger - Sebelius

    10/26/2002 3:23:56 AM PDT · by jonefab · 17 replies · 1,176+ views
    Friends we have ten days left to spread the truth about Tim Shallenburger and Kathleen Sebelius. We have TEN DAYS left to tell our friends and family members why Tim Shallenburger is the only candidate who will protect our schools, our pocketbooks and our streets. Our opponents commercials are VERY misleading. We aren't interested in attacking Kathleen Sebelius as a person; but in the interest of Kansas we have to fight against her ploys to mislead the citizens of this state. As Tim said at Tuesday's final debate, "There's a whole variety of things that we differ on, and it's...
  • GOP's Answer To Democrat Propaganda

    10/25/2002 1:41:17 AM PDT · by MaineVoter2002 · 2 replies · 2,151+ views
    Received this in my email box tonight
  • Poll finds Tiahrt still leads Nolla in 4th District race [KS-04]

    10/22/2002 5:04:33 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 2 replies · 597+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/22/02 | Jean Hays
    Poll finds Tiahrt still leads Nolla in 4th District race TOPEKA - With two weeks left before the Nov 5 election, Todd Tiahrt, the congressman from the 4th District, is still ahead, according to a poll released Monday. A Survey USA poll taken Friday through Sunday for KWCH 12 Eyewitness News and The Wichita Eagle, shows Tiahrt, a Republican, ahead of Carlos Nolla, a Democrat, by 51 percent to 42 percent. The results are largely unchanged from a similar poll a month ago. The automated poll of 596 likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4...
  • Sebelius apologizes for remark about attack, highways (Kansas gov. race)

    10/03/2002 8:12:30 PM PDT · by jonefab · 11 replies · 822+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | 10/3/2002 | JOHN HANNA
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Sebelius apologized Thursday for her remark that driving on Missouri roads was "much more terrifying to me than the attacks on the World Trade Center." "I take full responsibility for what was an insensitive comment," she told The Associated Press. "I'm very sorry I made an insensitive comment." She also issued a written statement, which she planned to give at the start of a forum in Wichita. "I would like to apologize to the people of Kansas and the memories of those who lost their lives on September 11th and their families and loved ones," her...
  • Shallenburger ... for our schools

    10/03/2002 8:09:24 PM PDT · by jonefab · 1 replies · 527+ views
    The Johnson County Sun 2002 | October 02, 2002 | Steve Rose
    In 1992, Kathleen Sebelius, who is the Democratic candidate for governor, cast her vote in the legislature to destroy excellence in education in our public schools. She voted for statewide mediocrity. What's worse, as a gubernatorial candidate, Kathleen Sebelius is still defending that same, devastating system. In 1992, Tim Shallenburger, who is the Republican candidate for governor, cast his vote in the legislature against the new school finance system. He has called it socialistic. And he is exactly right. It is. Kathleen Sebelius says now that local districts should be able to raise more money beyond their current restrictions, but...
  • Dole stumps for Taff, Shallenburger (KS Gov's. race)

    10/02/2002 4:02:46 AM PDT · by jonefab · 2 replies · 521+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Oct. 01, 2002 | STEVE KRASKE and JOHN PETTERSON
    Bob Dole was back in Kansas on Monday, stumping for Republican candidates and cracking jokes about Strom Thurmond and Viagra. "I see a lot of familiar faces," the former five-term senator said near the beginning of his speech at the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Kansas City, Kan. "Nobody's gotten any older. But my eyes have gotten worse." Dole, 79, spent much of the morning campaigning for Republican Adam Taff, the 3rd District congressional candidate who is running against Democratic incumbent Dennis Moore. Dole attended a $50-a-person breakfast with about 250 others and made a television ad. He then flew...
  • Bob Dole to vote for Shallenburger

    10/02/2002 3:59:09 AM PDT · by jonefab · 1 replies · 437+ views
    The Capital-Journal ^ | 9/30/2002 | Chris Grenz
    Former Sen. Bob Dole won't be voting for his wife in November. Instead of supporting Elizabeth Dole's bid to be a North Carolina senator, the former presidential candidate will come home to Kansas, where he will cast a vote for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger because "he's a good conservative." "He understands that we're going to have to cut spending and not raise taxes," Dole said at a campaign stop Monday. Dole took a swing through Kansas on Monday to stump -- and raise money -- for Shallenburger as well as Adam Taff, the Republican nominee seeking to unseat incumbent...
  • Shallenburger Team (Kansas Gov. race)

    10/02/2002 3:54:29 AM PDT · by jonefab · 6 replies · 545+ views
    You have read about Kathleen Sebelius's current lead in the polls. A broadcast last night on KWCH in Wichita reported that Sebelius has a 57% to 37% lead. Though the methodology of the poll was seriously flawed, we at the campaign do not doubt that she has the lead - for now. The company conducting the poll was recently skewered in Roll Call for the ridiculous way in which they conduct their poll. ( Most credible news organizations have quit using SurveyUSA. While we would rather be ahead in the polls, of course, these numbers have not caused panic among...
  • Facts on the LIBERAL Kathleen Sebelius candidate for Kansas Governor

    09/29/2002 7:33:10 AM PDT · by SunTzu2000 · 2 replies · 752+ views
    Learn the Facts about the LIBERAL Kathleen Sebeliuscandidate for Kansas Governor. You will learn how: Kathleen Sebelius votes for tax increases. Kathleen Sebelius is soft on crime. Kathleen Sebelius voted AGAINST protecting the American flag from desecration. Kathleen Sebelius voted against a school breakfast program. Kathleen Sebelius endorses Al Gore. Let the truth be known tell your friends.
  • 4th District poll results look eerily familiar [KS-04]

    09/24/2002 7:03:55 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 2 replies · 574+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/24/02 | Alan Bjerga
    4th District poll results look eerily familiar BY ALAN BJERGA Eagle Washington bureau WASHINGTON - If the 4th District congressional election were today, the results would be... just like last time, almost down to the exact percentages, according to a poll released Monday. Incumbent Republican Todd Tiahrt leads Democratic challenger Carlos Nolla, 52 percent to 41 percent, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KWCH Eyewitness News 12 and The Wichita Eagle. Libertarian Maike Warren gathered 4 percent support from those polled, and 3 percent were undecided. Those numbers closely resemble the final numbers from the 2000 election, when Nolla,...
  • Poll puts Sebelius 17 points ahead [KS Governor]

    09/17/2002 7:08:49 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 16 replies · 735+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/17/02 | Jean Hays
    Poll puts Sebelius 17 points ahead BY JEAN HAYS The Wichita Eagle In the race for governor, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius has a wide lead over Republican challenger Tim Shallenburger, according to a poll by The Wichita Eagle and KWCH, Eyewitness News 12. The poll, taken over the weekend, is the first to be made public since the parties chose nominees in the August primary. With the election still 50 days away, Sebelius has a 17-point lead. She owes much of her popularity to female voters. Womensaid they prefer Sebelius to Shallenburger by a 2-1 ratio, regardless of their party. It's...
  • Tuesday Primaries to Be Full of Surprises!

    08/05/2002 10:21:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies · 522+ views ^ | 8-05-02 | Brian Wilson, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    <p>WASHINGTON — Tuesday is primary day in the states of Kansas, Michigan and Missouri as the political winnowing process continues and several races are key for seat counters.</p> <p>The Michigan Democratic primary race for the gubernatorial nomination pits Rep. David Bonior, who lost his seat to redistricting, against former Michigan governor James J. Blanchard and the state's Attorney General Jennifer Granholm.</p>
  • (Sorry, another HUGE projectile barf alert) Stovall carpet bombs Kline

    07/23/2002 7:20:08 PM PDT · by jonefab · 3 replies · 623+ views
    Hawver's Capitol Report bulletin | July 23, 2002
    Attorney General Carla Stovall, in a press conference delayed a day because of a touch of food poisoning, said Tuesday afternoon that major ethical flaws of former State Rep. Phill Kline, of Shawnee, make her unable to have confidence in him as a potential Kansas attorney general. Stovall also said that David Kensinger, a chief aide to U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, who offered Kline's name in nomination for the job of U.S. Attorney in March of 2001, threatened one of her staffers about Stovall's plan to blast Kline for his abortive nomination to the job now held by Brownback protégé...
  • (Huge projectile barf alert) THE ARGUMENT Low turnout helps extremists

    07/23/2002 7:15:44 PM PDT · by jonefab · 2 replies · 372+ views
    The Salina Journal ^ | July 23, 2002 | Tom Bell
    With only two weeks to go until the Aug. 6 primary, Kansas Republicans better start thinking about which candidate they want to represent their political party in the November election. And they better start revving up their fellow Republicans as well, because we all benefit when voter turnout is high. Here's why. When just a few people go to the polls, then a small number of voters can sway an election one way or the other. That's particularly important these days for the state's Republicans, when key races feature candidates from the extreme right wing of their party -- a...
  • Get ready for a GOP nail-biter

    07/21/2002 7:10:15 AM PDT · by jonefab · 4 replies · 352+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Jul. 21, 2002 | STEVE KRASKE
    Get ready for a GOP nail-biter Questions, questions and more questions about the Kansas political scene as the Aug. 6 primary draws near: Who's going to win the GOP primary race for governor? We have a dead heat in the making. Polls conducted by candidates in recent days agree on one point: This baby is too close to call. Any one of the three leading contenders -- Wichita Mayor Bob Knight, state Treasurer Tim Shallenburger and Senate President Dave Kerr -- could pull it out. If that's the case, who has the momentum? The best guess at this point is...
  • Gubernatorial candidate kept his word as state legislator

    07/19/2002 6:13:57 AM PDT · by jonefab · 8 replies · 399+ views
    The Hays Daily News ^ | 7/18/02 | Carl DeAmaral
    The Kansas governor's election is coming, and I wanted to share a very personal story about one of the candidates. This happened about 6 years ago, and I feel I owe it to the person to share it. Six years ago we started foster care and took in our first child. She was an adorable, bubbly 4-year-old. We were her third home in about five months. Prior to coming into “the system” she had grown up in a series of shelters and wherever else her birth parents had seen fit to leave her. She was a doll and we bonded...
  • Personal experience leaves doubt about Knight's candidacy

    07/19/2002 6:06:40 AM PDT · by jonefab · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Hays Daily News ^ | 7-16-02 | Jeff Farney
    I've reached my limit of these glitzy commercials portraying a certain Wichita mayor who is running for governor of Kansas as this nice, happy-go-lucky guy. Bob Knight constantly touts himself as a self-made man who grew up poor and has beaten the odds. Funny, you'd think that a person with this profile would be compassionate and humble toward the average, ordinary citizen. Let me tell you a story about this man who preaches about how the community should draw together to support each other through these tough times when he opens the city council meetings. I had an appointment with...
  • GOP (someone) Polling

    07/18/2002 5:20:47 PM PDT · by jonefab · 12 replies · 227+ views
    One GOP campaign conducted a poll last weekend and sees 50% undecided, 15% each for Dave Kerr and Tim Shallenburger, and 20% for Bob Knight
  • Manhattan Public Library Republican Candidate for Governor

    07/18/2002 7:26:37 AM PDT · by jonefab · 13 replies · 309+ views
    Meet Tim Shallenburger Republican Candidate for Governor Monday, July 22, 7 p.m. Manhattan Public Library 629 Poyntz Ave, Corner of Poyntz and Juliette All Are Welcome to Attend Questions? Call the campaign at 785-862-1200
  • Conservative Kerr looks good

    07/18/2002 4:59:07 AM PDT · by jonefab · 5 replies · 314+ views
    The Johnson County Sun | July 17, 2002 | Steve Rose
    Not long ago, traditional Republicans from Johnson County viewed Dave Kerr as their unlikely favorite for the party's nominee for Governor of Kansas. The State Senator was considered too conservative. As president of the Kansas Senate, Kerr has been tightfisted and, some would say, regressive. For better or worse, Kerr has led the parade for no tax increases. Moderates have grumbled about Kerr for years. Kerr has been too far right to be embraced by many in Johnson County leadership. Then, things changed. After Attorney General Carla Stovall dropped out of the gubernatorial race, the very far-right State Treasurer Tim...
  • Brownback, Graves endorse rival candidates for attorney general

    07/18/2002 4:52:27 AM PDT · by jonefab · 6 replies · 223+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Jul. 18, 2002 | GRACE HOBSON
    Two top Kansas Republicans are taking sides in the race for their party's nominee for attorney general. U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback has endorsed Phill Kline of Shawnee; Gov. Bill Graves has endorsed state Sen. David Adkins of Leawood. Adkins and Kline will face each other in the Aug. 6 Republican primary. Brownback, in a news release, called Kline the kind of conservative leader Kansas needs for attorney general. He praised Kline's leadership in the Legislature, where he served from 1993 to 2000. "I am confident that he will continue to lead with character and integrity while serving as attorney general...
  • Schools and Small Business Need Each Other

    07/17/2002 10:45:04 AM PDT · by jonefab · 2 replies · 131+ views ^ | July, 17 2002 | By Kenneth Daniel
    K-12 education can't be helped by harming small business, at least not for long. When today's students go into the workforce, 15% of them will work for government. 36% will work for big business. And 49% will own or work in a small business. Cannibalizing small business will eliminate the very jobs students hope to fill. Those same percentages hold for the families of teachers-half of family members work in a small business. Conversely, half of students are the children of small business owners and employees who want those children to have an excellent education. The 2002 Kansas Legislature made...
  • Education top priority for Lindstrom

    07/17/2002 8:47:51 AM PDT · by jonefab · 97+ views
    The Garden City Telegram ^ | July 16, 2002 | SCOTT ALDIS-WILSON
    About three months ago, Dave Lindstrom said he never considered getting into political office. Now he's running for the second highest one in the state. Lindstrom, running mate to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger, was in Garden City this morning to visit friends and speak about his platform. Perhaps best known for his nine years during the late 1970s to mid-1980s as a defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs, Lindstrom also is the franchise owner of four Burger King restaurants. He said in early May, Shallenburger called and said he wanted Lindstrom as his lieutenant governor, partially because he...