Todd Tiahrt

Olathe Republican straw poll produces wins by Tiahrt, Yoder

Yesterday's Olathe Republican Party picnic featured a straw poll that provided insight into statewide and local races as Kansas nears its August 3rd primary. The annual event is very popular, and this year 430 people paid the $2 fee to participate in the straw poll. Martin Hawver, dean of Kansas Statehouse reporters, describes the importance of the event: "The picnic/poll has been closely watched in recent years because Olathe is a conservative bastion and it tends to bring Republican politics into a comfortably conservative venue from which the party’s internal strife can be measured." Voters vote only once in the…
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In Kansas, Sarah Palin chooses Todd Tiahrt

Yesterday former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed Todd Tiahrt for the Republican Party nomination for United States Senate from Kansas. Tiahrt's opponent is Jerry Moran. It is commonly thought that the winner of this August Republican primary election will cruise to victory in the November general election. Palin's endorsement, which can be read on her Facebook page, reads as follows: I’m happy to endorse Todd Tiahrt’s campaign to be the next U.S Senator from Kansas. Todd is a protector of our Constitution, a pro-family, pro-Second Amendment Commonsense Conservative who has never voted for a tax increase and…
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Kansas news digest

News from alternative media around Kansas for June 25, 2010. Public sector grows along with KPERS dependency (Kansas Liberty) "Between April 2008 and April 2010, the private sector in Kansas has experienced an overall loss in jobs of approximately 5.89 percent, while the public sector has experienced an overall gain in employment of approximately .83 percent. ... As the public sector and its salaries continue to grow, so does the dependence on the state’s pension plan, KPERS." Kansas working toward implementing aspect of Obamacare (Kansas Liberty) "The Kansas Department of Insurance is working with the federal government to create a…
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Club for Growth gives slight nod to Tiahrt over Moran

Of the groups that analyze legislators and their votes, the Club for Growth produces a scorecard that focuses on votes relating to economic growth. The Club for Growth describes itself as "a national network of thousands of pro-growth Americans, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. We work to promote public policies that encourage a high growth economy and a swift return to America's founding principles primarily through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, training and educational activity." Each year the Club for Growth produces a scorecard for both the U.S. House of…
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Tiahrt rally features Rove endorsement

On Saturday, about 300 supporters of Todd Tiahrt gathered in a steamy hot airport hanger in Wichita to hear the Congressman and his guest, political strategist and commentator Karl Rove. Rove enthusiastically endorsed Tiahrt's candidacy for the United States Senate from Kansas, one of only two such endorsements he said he is making. Tiahrt's best-known opponent in the August 3rd Republican primary is first district Congressman Jerry Moran of Hays. Tom Little of Mound City and Robert (Bob) Londerholm of Overland Park have also recently filed for this nomination. Speaking before Rove, Tiahrt said that the tea party movement has…
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Tiahrt, Moran vote ratings show slight difference

The campaign for the Republican Party nomination for the United States Senate from Kansas between Todd Tiahrt of Goddard and Jerry Moran of Hays is making national news. The issue is over who is the most conservative. A new article in U.S. News and Word Report states: "Both Tiahrt and Moran have portrayed themselves as fiscal conservatives, favoring lower taxes and less spending by the federal government." The Washington insider publication The Hill recently wrote of the "internecine fight for the GOP Kansas Senate." Merriam-Webster defines internecine as "of, relating to, or involving conflict within a group," which might describe…
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Kansas News Digest

News from alternative media around Kansas for May 21, 2010. Light withdraws bid for re-election: Will others follow? (Kansas Republican Assembly) "State Representative Bill Light withdrew his candidacy for re-election to the Kansas House May 12. Light was facing a strong conservative challenge in the August primary by Dan Widder of Ulysses." Historic sales tax increase and nanny-state laws mark the 2010 session in Kansas (Kansas Liberty) "So far Gov. Mark Parkinson has signed into law a total of 149 bills, and Parkinson now has until May 28 to take action on any remaining bills that were passed by the…
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Kansas news digest

News from alternative media around Kansas for March 5, 2010. Teacher Tenure Under Review In Effort to Reduce School Costs (State of the State KS) "A House committee heard testimony on a bill Wednesday that would lengthen the period of time public school teachers must work to five years before eligible for tenure." KPERS Committee Considers Early Retirement for Employees To Save Money (State of the State KS) "The House KPERS committee considered a bill Tuesday that would encourage early retirement for some government workers to save costs." Kansas Democrats Focus on 2010 Elections at Washington Days (State of the…
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Wichita winter tea party: it’s inside this Saturday

Kansans For Liberty is hosting a tea party this Saturday February 20 at Century II Exhibition Hall. It starts at 1:00 pm. Lynda Tyler, the organizer for this event, says that there are two levels to this event: A stage with organizations, candidates, a forum, ending with keynote speaker Apostle Claver. The other level is the decorated tables around the outside of the room representing organizations and campaigns from all over Kansas. The event is free to the public. There will be raffles for flags, baskets, dinners to Mike’s Steakhouse, and two tickets to see Sarah Palin at the Intrust…
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‘Keeping Kansas Conservative’ forum with Joe the Plumber, Todd Tiahrt, Mary Pilcher-Cook

A news release from the Great American Forum. WICHITA, KS - On Friday, January 29, 2010, the Great American Forum Steering Committee will host its fifth public forum. The forum will feature Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher "Joe the Plumber," who made his appearance on the national radar during the last presidential campaign. He believes that elected officials should be held accountable for what they say and what they do. ep. Todd Tiahrt and Kansas Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook will complete our panel. This forum will focus on the core beliefs of the Great American Forum. These principles are limited government, low taxes,…
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