Washington Two prominent Republicans plan to visit Kansas to help Rep. Todd Tiahrt (TEE'-hart) raise money for his Senate campaign.
Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett is scheduled to visit Wichita on Aug. 27. Tiahrt's campaign says the conservative commentator will appear at a fundraising reception at the Hyatt Regency hotel.
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is due in Leawood on Sept. 1 for a fundraiser at the home of Tiahrt supporters.
Tiahrt is vying with fellow U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran for next year's Republican nomination to succeed Sen. Sam Brownback, who's not seeking re-election.
Tiahrt represents the 4th Congressional District of south-central Kansas. Moran is from the neighboring 1st District, which includes western Kansas.