Kansas 3rd District: KC Star reports on two moderates who entered race after Dennis Moore dropped out, ignores three conservatives who were willing to run against Moore
From KansasProgress.com: In both the headline and the body of an article on the KC Star Prime Buzz, Steve Kraske mentions two moderate Republican candidates – pro-life, fiscal moderate Nick Jordan and pro-choice moderate Kevin Yoder – who will appear at a forum sponsored by Hope for America Coalition. It has long been clear that either Jordan or Yoder are the preferred choices of a | Read More »
In favor of “When in doubt, vote Rand Paul and not Trey Grayson”
I will write briefly in favor of the following viewpoint: If one is uncertain how a Senator Trey Grayson will vote, then make Rand Paul Kentucky’s next US Senator. As you may know, Erick Erickson wrote an article in favor of Rand Paul on March 1. Leon Wolf replied on March 2, not for Trey Greyson — he wrote “The jury is still out Trey | Read More »
Memo to Jerry Moran: Your campaign committee makes the PMA group look like Boy Scouts
The Hill recently reported: The Hill’s Roxana Tiron reports, Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) was among seven lawmakers cleared of wrongdoing by the House ethics committee Friday. Tiahrt had been accused of exchanging earmarks for campaign contributions with the now-defunct lobbying firm PMA Group. The House ethics report said that investigators found no evidence that any lawmaker was banking on campaign donations when making decisions about | Read More »
Kansas 3rd District: Charlotte O’Hara Is Out. Three Viable Candidates Remain: Conservative Patricia Lightner, 2000-era Republican Nick Jordan, or Who Knows What We’re Gonna Get Kevin Yoder.
In the Republican primary battle to replace Dennis Moore in the Kansas 3rd District, conservative Charlotte O’Hara has decided against running for Congress. I’ll argue to you that this leaves three viable candidates: Former Rep. Patricia Lightner, former Sen. Nick Jordan, and current Rep. Kevin Yoder. It’s time for both libertarian/fiscal conservatives and for pro-life/social conservatives to support Patricia Lightner. Before I go on, I | Read More »
Kansas 3rd District: Conservatives should rally around Patricia Lightner. It’s time for Nick Jordan to drop out, for the good of the pro-life movement.
I’m still scratching my head over this one. Republican congressional candidate Nick Jordan released an internal poll, with the theme that it’s great news for his campaign. But it’s not great news. It’s not even good news. It’s bad news, and both the results and the campaign’s separate, odd decision to release the poll give us yet two more reasons to vote for somebody else | Read More »
Cutting Waste in School Budgets. My Reply to a Math Teacher’s Letter.
I recently sent out an Email stating that, yes, there is plenty of room within K-12 school budgets to cut waste. It was forwarded to a math teacher in Hudson, Kansas, and this was the math teacher’s reply to me, in which the teacher claimed that my point of view was not fair. Out of respect to the teacher, I’ve removed the person’s name. The teacher’s | Read More »
The largest college in Kansas wants to sue me
College attorney sends second malicious “cease and desist” threat to Hodge There is a group called the “League for Innovation,” which claims to represent the best community colleges in America. I encourage you to visit its Web site, to find out if your state has a member on the board of directors, and to ask why they employ a CEO who is unwilling to speak to | Read More »
Legislation requiring local governments to make audio recordings of executive sessions, for later judicial review. My testimony for Kansas HB 2525, authored by Rep. Bill Otto (R-LeRoy).
Hats off to Kansas Rep. Bill Otto, a Republican from LeRoy, Kansas. For years, Otto has been working to enact legislation that would cause local cities, counties, and schools to make an audio recording executive sessions — these are meetings that are closed to the public. In years past, this bill has been referred to the House Local Government Committee, a committee whose members are | Read More »
Update: Kansas House tax committee votes down 18% sales tax increase (HB 2475)
In January, I wrote at this RedState diary about HB 2475, which would have raised the state’s portion of your sales tax in Kansas by 18% — from 5.3 cents to 6.3 cents on every dollar (this does not include local sales taxes). At my diary entry, you can read the written testimony that I submitted to committee members in opposition to the tax increase. | Read More »
In Kansas, a candidate who unites Club for Growth, Mike Huckabee, and Ron Paul. Brownback campaign manager donates to opponent.
Ron Paul has endorsed State Senator Tim Huelskamp in Kansas’ First Congressional District. I do not recall another Ron Paul endorsement in our state, off the top of my head. While I have not seen any primary polls, I consider it reasonable to call Huelskamp the front-runner, based on fundraising and other factors. Though, Huelskamp is running with very little support from establishment Republicans. Huelskamp’s | Read More »