Elections

Herman Cain, RIP

Today we learned that Herman Cain has died at the age of 74. He had been hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a statement on his website. He was an interesting man. In 2010, as he was rising in national prominence, I interviewed him in his hotel suite in Las Vegas. He ran for president in 2012. For my interview, click on Herman Cain: Conservatives should dream, be united, informed, inspired.
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From Pachyderm: Kansas House candidates

From Pachyderm: Kansas House candidates

From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Republican Party Candidates for Kansas House of Representatives District 85. The primary election is August 4, 2020. The winner will run against the Democratic Party nominee, with the general election on November 3, 2020. District 85 is parts of northeast Wichita, the city of Benton, and parts of Bel Aire and Kechi. Here is a link to a map. The candidates are Michael Capps and Patrick Penn. This audio presentation or podcast was recorded on June 26, 2020. Shownotes: Map of district 85. Michael Capps on Facebook Patrick Penn on Facebook
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From Pachyderm: Sedgwick County Commission Candidates

From Pachyderm: Sedgwick County Commission Candidates

From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Republican Party Candidates for Sedgwick County Commissioner District 3. The primary election is August 4, 2020. The winner will run against the Democratic Party nominee, with the general election on November 3, 2020. District 3 is Wichita and Sedgwick County extending beyond, including the towns of Mount Hope, Andale, Goddard, Garden Plain, Cheney, and Viola. Here is a link to a map. The candidates are David Dennis and Hunter Larkin. This audio presentation or podcast was recorded on June 19, 2020. Shownotes: Map of district 3. David Dennis campaign website: vote4daviddennis.com Hunter Larkin campaign website:…
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From Pachyderm: Sedgwick County Commission Candidates

From Pachyderm: Sedgwick County Commission Candidates

From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Republican Party Candidates for Sedgwick County Commissioner District 2. The primary election is August 4, 2020. The winner will run against the Democratic Party nominee, with the general election on November 3, 2020. District 2 is south and southwest Wichita, and Sedgwick County extending beyond. Here is a link to a map. The candidates are Kathleen Garrison, Cindy Miles, and Michael O'Donnell. This audio presentation or podcast was recorded on June 12, 2020. Shownotes: Map of district 2. Kathleen Garrison campaign website: kathleen4commissioner.com Cindy Miles campaign website: electcindymiles.com Michael O'Donnell campaign website: www.michaelforkansas.com
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All Kansas Republicans should have a voice

All Kansas Republicans should have a voice

A presidential nominating caucus or primary would allow Trump skeptics in Kansas to have their say. It could provide a safety valve, a way to release the pressure that builds up from being told they are traitors to not only their party but to the country as well. In September, leaders of the Kansas Republican Party decided to deny giving rank-and-file party members a voice in choosing its presidential nominee for 2020. In a release, the state party said : "The Kansas Republican Party will not organize a Caucus for the 2020 election because President Trump is an elected incumbent…
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Electoral College math

Electoral College math

In the Electoral College, residents of different states have widely varying influence. When thinking about the desirability of the Electoral College for electing a president, the arithmetic should be considered. I have performed a few calculations, gathering state populations and the number of Electoral College votes. Here are the two extremes: In Wyoming, there are 192,579 people for each Electoral College vote (577,737 / 3). In Texas, the number is 755,312. That's a difference of 3.92, which is a lot, I would say. For Kansas, the number is 485,251. The average value for a state (weighting all states equally) is…
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Checking a Jeff Longwell for Mayor political ad

Checking a Jeff Longwell for Mayor political ad

An ad from the Jeff Longwell for Mayor Committee contains a false claim. An advertisement advocating the re-election of Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell contains a claim about economic development that is false. The ad appears in the October 20, 2019 print edition of the Wichita Eagle. Under the heading "Let's Set the Record Straight," we find this item: "Multiple large scale business development projects like the Cargill Downtown Headquarters which created 850+ jobs." It's the use of the word "create" that is false. It's wrong because Cargill's headquarters was located in downtown Wichita at the time it announced it would…
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The Making of the Wichita Mayor 2019

The Making of the Wichita Mayor 2019

The Making of the Wichita Mayor 2019 By Karl Peterjohn There are eight major lessons for Wichita voters when they cast their ballots on or before November 5, 2019, concerning the revelations of favoritism involving the mayor, apparently a majority of the city council, and a number of Wichita businesses and businessmen concerning a proposed massive city water plant contract that is close to half a billion dollars. The Wichita Eagle’s detailed reporting on this proposed contract, Mayor Longwell’s role deserves scrutiny at several different levels. Let me begin with full disclosure. Both Mayor Longwell and I are registered Republicans,…
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From Pachyderm: Wichita City Council Candidates

From Pachyderm: Wichita City Council Candidates

From the Wichita Pachyderm Club this week: Wichita city council candidates from district 2. This audio presentation or podcast was recorded on October 11, 2019. Todd Johnson is the moderator. Candidates are, in order of first speaking, Rodney Wren, Becky Tuttle, and Joseph Scapa.
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