Todd Tiahrt

Tiahrt to address Wichita Pachyderms

This Friday, United States Representative from the fourth district of Kansas Todd Tiahrt will address the members and guests of the Wichita Pachyderm Club. Tiahrt is running against Jerry Moran for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate from Kansas. Moran will speak at the same event one week later. All are welcome to attend Pachyderm club meetings. The program costs $10, which includes a delicious buffet lunch including salad, soup, two main dishes, and ice tea and coffee. The meeting starts at noon, although it's recommended to arrive fifteen minutes early to get your lunch before the program…
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Tiahrt gains endorsement of Rick Santorum

Yesterday former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum appeared in Wichita to endorse the candidacy of Todd Tiahrt for the Republican party nomination for the Senate. Santorum said he's not often taken time to travel to help candidates, especially in primary elections. Referring to the "critical juncture" that he believes our country faces, with a president and Congress that are grabbing power through health care and cap-and-trade legislation, he said we need a solid conservative in the Senate to oppose Obama and the Democrats in Washington. Todd Tiahrt, he said, has a great conservative record of not only opposing bad things, but…
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Tiahrt endorsed by popular conservative figure

Yesterday, former Secretary of Education and Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Bill Bennett endorsed Todd Tiahrt's campaign for the United States Senate in a Wichita appearance. Bennett said there is not an oversupply of good people in Washington, and when they're found, we should elect them to higher office. Tiahrt is such a person, he said. He also praised Tiahrt's character and integrity. In other remarks, Bennett said that these are consequential times. 2010 will be an important election year and will tell us a lot about the mood of the public. Last year's election was…
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Kansas GOP Senate nominee may be matter of personality

"Discerning any major differences between Kansas GOP Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt requires a microscope, but as the Senate primary between them builds steam, wedges are beginning to be laid." Analysis of the 2010 Kansas Republican Senate race from The Hill: Kansas GOP Senate nominee may be matter of personality.
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Kansas Senator Dick Kelsey Announces for Congress

On Friday Kansas Senator Dick Kelsey announced that he is a candidate for the United States Congress. Kelsey seeks the seat presently held by Todd Tiahrt, who is running for United States Senate. The Wichita Eagle covered the announcement in the story State Sen. Dick Kelsey to run for Tiahrt's congressional seat. A question I asked Kelsey afterwards is if Tiahrt will endorse a successor. Kelsey said that he doesn't believe Tiahrt will make an endorsement, and he doesn't think he should. Tiahrt, he said, needs every friend he can get in his run for the Senate. What about the…
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Todd Tiahrt on the Kansas Senate Primary

At Friday's meeting of the Wichita Pachyderm Club, United States Congressman for the fourth district of Kansas Todd Tiahrt was the speaker. Dion Lefler of the Wichita Eagle covered Tiaht's speech in the news story Tiahrt offers thoughts on Obama, stimulus to Wichita Pachyderm Club. After the meeting I spoke to the congressman and asked a few questions. One topic that seems to be on the minds of many Republicans is the desire to avoid a prolonged primary battle for the United States Senate seat between Tiahrt and Kansas first district congressman Jerry Moran. I asked Tiahrt if it's important…
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Todd Tiahrt to Speak at Wichita Pachyderm Club

On Friday February 6, 2009, United States Congressman for the fourth district of Kansas Todd Tiahrt will speak at a meeting of the Wichita Pachyderm Club. Rep. Tiahrt is a candidate for the United States Senate. His congressional district includes Wichita and most of south-central Kansas. The club meets at the Whiskey Creek Steakhouse in Old Town, at 230 N. Mosely. The meeting starts at noon, but it is suggested to arrive early.
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Is Boeing tanker “victory” good for America?

A Wall Street Journal editorial from March 18, 2008 (Patriot Tanker Games) argued that calls on Capitol Hill for "patriotism" in defense procurement are misguided. Leaders of this call include Kansas's very own Todd Tiahrt and Pat Roberts. These politicians say that allowing an important American defense system to be built in partnership with a European firm is dangerous for America. In testimony to the defense appropriations subcommittee Rep. Tiahrt stated "I am outraged by this decision to outsource our national security ... We are stacking the deck against American manufacturers, at the expense of our national and economic security."…
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Earmarks and pork thoroughly established

In a letter printed in the February 22, 2008 Wichita Eagle, Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Tom Winters, along with Wichita State University President Don Beggs, praised some Kansas congressmen for being "very effective Washington advocates for south-central Kansas." What the congressmen -- Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, and Kansas Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts -- did was to "roll up their sleeves and work on many issues that help improve our quality of life in the Wichita area." Sounds like a noble cause, doesn't it? What the three congressmen did was to secure federal funding for several projects deemed important…
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Rep. Todd Tiahrt and BTK

Congressman Todd Tiahrt has secured $1 million for use by the Wichita Police Department in the omnibus appropriations bill that goes before the House of Representatives on Monday. The bill has already passed the Senate, Tiahrt spokesman Chuck Knapp said, and approval by the House is expected to be a formality. While there are safeguards in place to make sure the money is used for certain purposes, Knapp said, "we're just not able to comment on the details of the funding." -- From "BTK 'clues' breed theories" in The Wichita Eagle, December 2, 2004. Here The Wichita Eagle reports that…
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