Audio: Phone call for Republican John Toplikar, the fiscal conservative choice for Johnson County Commission (updated)
Brief update: At the end of the article, I’m going to pre-emptively write a rebuttal to unfair and misleading attacks about John Toplikar, the kind that appeared at the original location to the video below (at mrcTV.org), and which were written by anonymous commenters who won’t go on the record.
Above is the audio for a phone call about John Toplikar, the Republican choice and fiscal conservative choice for Johnson County Commission. It’s in southwest Johnson County, a suburb of Greater Kansas City. The district has about 50,000 voters, which is larger than a state senate district in Kansas. The call was paid for by Kansans for State & Local Reform, which I chair.
Audio: Kansas State Rep. Anthony Brown (Olathe, De Soto, and Lenexa) calls voters about John Toplikar, Republican candidate for 6th District Johnson County Commission.
About John Toplikar:
-former Olathe City Councilman At-Large
-Majority Caucus Chairman of Kansas House of Representatives
-Vice Chairman of County Commission
-Republican Precinct Committeeman
-State Republican Party Delegate.
The anonymous comments I’ve seen should embarrass Calvin Hayden, who is John Toplikar’s opponent. I will reply, using my real name. There are people making false and misleading statements below — as can be expected from people making anonymous statements. Their comments demonstrate that John Toplikar’s opponent has nothing to run on, other than trying to slander Toplikar.
It’s laughable for Calvin Hayden’s campaign team to consider Hayden a man of integrity, while simultaneously questioning John Toplikar’s integrity. Calvin Hayden’s first action as candidate was to hire a widely-known corrupt campaign consultant. Calvin Hayden openly endorsed a candidate that sold her vote in the Kansas Senate for a $50,000 campaign contribution. Calvin Hayden is on record voting to draw John Toplikar out of the same district in which they’ve both lived for years.
In 2008, Calvin Hayden was cited for putting up an illegal campaign sign directly across from the county election office. This is public record, as Johnson County Election Commission Brian Newby wrote a letter to him. To be fair, several other candidates for various offices, including John Toplikar, also had placed signs across from the election office and were also sent letters from Newby. John Toplikar followed the rules and removed his sign. Calvin Hayden did not remove his sign. Instead, Calvin Hayden’s wife was hiding in a bush, video-taping John Toplikar remove both a Toplikar sign and a Hayden sign. Calvin Hayden is a recently retired police officer, and, interestingly, the police were had so much free time that day that they were able to respond almost instantly to a phone call from Calvin Hayden’s wife. Police pulled over John Toplikar, and found Hayden’s yard sign — in tip-top condition — in Toplikar’s car.
We’re talking about about two dollars of cardboard and metal frames. And a coordinated effort in 2008 by the local media and police officer Calvin Hayden to ignore the law and lie about John Toplikar.
If Calvin Hayden’s campaign team wants to talk about integrity, there are lots of people who can reply to that topic. Personally, I think it’s a strategic error for Hayden to waste so much time on character assassination, but it does not surprise me that a guy like Hayden would have nothing else to do.
A couple links: Here is the link to the mrcTV.org page. http://www.mrctv.org/videos/republican-john-toplikar-county-commission-call-state-rep-anthony-brown
And here is a link to proof that it was Calvin Hayden’s wife who knowingly allowed her husband to break the law, while video-taping John Toplikar remove both Toplikar’s and Hayden’s signs. Toplikar left Hayden’s sign undamaged. Note that this link is from a far-left media hack, whose newspaper went of of business, and who actually lost to John Toplikar in the 2002 election for county commissioner:http://viewfromthemidwest.com/2012/10/03/voters-need-to-send-a-clear-message-by-voting-for-calvin-hayden/
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