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 small group of establishment, out of touch Republican leaders, and while either may yet win the Republican primary in August 2010, a victory is far from certain. Jordan suffers from under-performance in a self-released poll, that shows him “leading” with a mere 27% of the vote, despite spending over $1 million less than two years ago against Democrat Dennis Moore. Only three candidates – former Rep. Patricia Lightner, John Rysavy, and Daniel Gilyeat – entered the race prior to Dennis Moore’s decision to not run for re-election. Jordan and Yoder waited until Moore drop out.
Kraske continues to do a disservice to both The Star and 3rd District voters by oddly ignoring candidates who have not been pre-approved by the moderate and liberal Republicans who at most represent 40% of the party’s voters.
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).