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McCain Carries Roberts Campaign Message in Johnson County
September 24, 2014

Senator John McCain talks to reporters in Overland Park Wednesday.

Former Republican presidential candidate John MCcain came to Johnson County to re-enforce the Pat Roberts campaign.
Roberts, the three- term incumbent, is trailing his independent challenger Greg Orman in many polls.
"This guy needs to be smoked out", McCain told reporters.
He repeated the Roberts’ campaign message of the week, that Orman is posing as an independent, but is really a Democrat.
"If you have run as a Democrat, my friends, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it might be a duck! And that’s a Democrat. Which is what he is," McCain shouted to the partisan crowd.
Federal campaign records show Orman making donations to the Barack Obama campaign, Kansas Democrat Nancy Boyda’s Congressional bids and Democrat Al Franken’s 2008 Senate campaign.
Orman’s campaign also points out he has donated the the 2010 Senate campaign of Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
Orman also donated to the Todd Akin’s 2006 re-election drive.
That was before he ran for Senate against Claire McCaskill in 2012.
Most or Orman’s Republican donations, however, date back 10 years or longer.
It’s sign of how the Kansas Senate race has suddenly become an important part of then GOP strategy to gain control of the Senate in the mid-term election.
The Republicans need to pick up six seats and hold on to Roberts’s seat to flip Senate.
Reporter pressed McCain about how unlikely it is for an incumbent Republican like Roberts to be in political trouble in a Republican state such as Kansas.
McCain says voters are unhappy with all of Washington.
He later admitted he did not the know the details of Kansas politics.
He added if Roberts picks up just one vote because of the McCain stop. then the trip will be worthwhile.
The former presidential candidate said Roberts was a leader in the Senate on issues like agriculture and national security.
When pressed, he did not cite any specific examples of Roberts’ Senate legacy.
McCain’s appearance is part of a parade of Republican stars who will campaign for Roberts.
McCaim”s former running mate, Sarah Palin, is in Kansas with Roberts in Independence later this week.
Party big shots like Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush are all expected in the state in the near future on Roberts behalf.
A small crowd of Johnson County Republlican faithful packed the small GOP headquarters for the late afternoon event.

John McCain Campaigns for Pat Roberts in JoCo
September 24, 2014

Ks Gov Debate #2
September 19, 2014

Left to right, Gov Sam Brownback, Libertarian Keen Umbehr Democrat Paul Davis. Sent from my iPhone

Brownback, Davis Meet For 2nd Debate Friday In Overland Park
September 19, 2014

Kansas Gubernatorial candidates Sam Brownback, Paul Davis and Libertarian Keen Umbehr meet Friday pin Overland Park for their second debate of the campaign,
The debate is being sponsored by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
It will be moderated by KMBC TV Political Reporter Micheal Mahoney.
The debate will be live streamed on It starts at 12:30 pm.
Governor Brownback’s set of tax cuts and the way the state pays for public schools have been the two dominant issues in the campaign.
Since. Paying for education makes up half of the Kansas General Fund budget the two issues are closely connected.
Governor Brownback says his package of economic reforms need time to take effect.
Some analysis predict the state could fall more than a billion dollars short because of the reduced money coming in due to Brownback tax cuts.
The Brownback administration has blamed some of the shortfall on federal tax policies of the Obama administration.
Davis says the Governor’s ‘experiment’ has failed. He is promising to freeze the next series of tax cuts scheduled to take effect. In 2015.
Davis also says Kansas schools are hurting under the Brownback administration, with a direct reduction in money going into the classrooms.
Davis’s claim per pupil spending is lower, does not include some additional money some students with specific needs also get from state school funding.
The Brownback campaign counters, saying education spending has increased every year of his term.
Brownback’s school spending count also includes millions the state added to shore up the teacher’ pension program. that money does not go directly into the classroom.
Each candidate will have a chance to make a three minute opening statement and a four-minut.e closing statement. There will be a round of questions in during the hour long debate.

Kansas Supreme Court Says Taylor’s Name Should Come Off Ballot
September 18, 2014

Here is the order. It came out a out 4:30 Thursday:


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