The political action committee which I chair, called Kansans for Government Reform, issued our first endorsement for the 2010 election cycle: Tim Huelskamp for Kansas' First District. He is running to replace Jerry Moran, who is now running for the US Senate.
Wednesday, we released this Email:
Kansas Gov't Reform PAC Board makes first endorsement,
Tim Huelskamp for First District US Congress
ALSO -- Check out Jack Cashill's presentation tomorrow night of his new book, 'Popes and Bankers,' at Kansas City Central Library
I'm pleased to inform you that Kansans for Government Reform has approved our first endorsement: in Kansas' First Congressional District, we're endorsing Republican Tim Huelskamp, pictured at right with his family.
Huelskamp is a current Kansas State Senator.
To earn an endorsement of the Kansans for Government Reform PAC, it requires the 80% approval among members of the advisory board.
Click here to go to Huelskamp.org and learn more about Senator Tim Huelskamp.
On issue after issue, Huelskamp has a strong record of not only voting the right way, but also fighting behind the scenes to make sure that that important matters do get a final vote on the Kansas Senate floor.
Huelskamp's campaign for Congress has received an incredibly wide amount of support -- you can view the lengthy list of endorsements by clicking here. For example, his endorsements include both Ken Canfield and Robin Jennison, who ran against each other in the Republican primary for Kansas Governor in 2006.
And almost unheard of is this: Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, and Club for Growth have each endorsed Huelskamp. These three groups represent very different portions of the Republican party.
Two of Huelskamp's strongest opponents -- State Senator Jim Barnett and former Sam Brownback Chief of Staff Rob Wasinger -- have records demonstrating that they want to move the Republican party decidedly to the left. When the Republican party moves to the left, the nation moves to the left.
Note: This is acceptable that a state PAC is making a federal endorsement. We have not spent the necessary amount of money on behalf of this federal candidate, in order to justify a public report to the DC-based Federal Election Commission.
Thursday night, April 1: Jack Cashill presents his new book
'Popes and Bankers' at Kansas City Central Library
I also would like to let you know about tomorrow night's event at Kansas City Central Library on 10th and Baltimore, featuring Jack Cashill (right), well-known author and Executive Editor of Ingram's Magazine.
The event is free.
Click here to visit Jack Cashill's Web site, Cashill.com. Click here to visit PopesandBankers.com, the Web site for Popes and Bankers: A Cultural History of Credit & Debt, From Aristotle to AIG.
In his upbeat and engaging new book, Popes and Bankers, Jack Cashill reverse engineers the train wreck of the economy back to its (surprising) roots. You'll enjoy this accessible, upbeat, engaging and even amusing history of the endlessly fascinating topic of credit and debt, which has shaped civilization in ways even bankers cannot begin to imagine.
With a dizzying cast of characters, including church officials, loan sharks, the founding fathers, Martin Luther, Karl Marx, FDR, J.P Morgan, Michael Milken, Barney Frank, and even the Knights Templar, Cashill traces the creative tension between "pious restraint" and "economic ambition" through the annals of human history and illuminates both the dark corners of our past and the dusty corners of our billfolds.
Readers of Popes and Bankers will:
- Appreciate the unappreciated role Judeo-Christian culture has played in creating the world's greatest economy
- Meet the great financiers who brought that economy to life-the Medici, the Rothschilds, the Morgans
- Perceive the threats to that culture from philosophers, madmen, revolutionaries, "quants," politicians, and Ponzi artists, including Charles Ponzi himself
- Understand why our political leaders refuse to face up to contemporary cultural threats
About Jack Cashill:
Jack Cashill is an independent writer and producer and, on a contractual basis, the Executive Editor of Ingram's Magazine, Kansas City's premier business magazine. Cashill earned a Ph.D. in American studies from Purdue University.
In addition to his work with Ingram's, Jack has written for Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, AmericanThinker.com, and regularly for WorldNetDaily. He has had one collection of essays published-Snake Handling in Mid-America and one novel-2006: The Chautauqua Rising.
Within the last seven years Jack has written five books of non-fiction - First Strike, Ron Brown's Body, Hoodwinked: How Intellectual Hucksters Have Hijacked American Culture, Sucker Punch: The Left Hook that Dazed Ali and Killed King's Dream and his latest, What's the Matter with California. Three of them have cracked Amazon's top ten list. Jack has produced at least a dozen documentaries for regional PBS and national cable channels, including the Emmy Award-winning, The Royal Years.
Jack has also produced an audio book, Understanding America: the great speeches, sermons, documents and narratives of the American experience.
In addition, Jack hosted daily talk radio shows for five years-four of those with KMBZ, Kansas City's foremost AM station, and one year with Catholic Family Radio's national network. Jack has a Ph.D. from Purdue University in American studies, has taught media and literature at Purdue and at Kansas City area universities, and served as a Fulbright professor in France.
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).