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Democrat David Haley considering a run for U.S. House seat held by Dennis Moore

December 17, 2009

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Another Democrat is considering running in the 3rd District U.S. House race, after incumbent Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Lenexa, announced he would not seek a seventh term.

State Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, Kan., said Thursday morning that people have encouraged him to run.

Haley said his experience running two statewide campaigns would prove to be valuable in a U.S. House race. He also said informal polling has shown he has stronger name recognition in the district than Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Joe Reardon, who is looking at seeking the Democratic nomination. Carol Marinovich, a former Kansas City, Kan., mayor, has also been mentioned as a Democratic candidate.

The 3rd congressional district includes eastern Douglas, Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

“Really, that is our objective: To look at the organization and to look at the prospect of financing a 300-day sprint,” said Haley, who in the Legislature has advocated for the state to abolish the death penalty.

The GOP field is already crowded with former state Sen. Nick Jordan, of Shawnee, Rep. Kevin Yoder, of Overland Park, former state Rep. Patricia Lightner, of Olathe, and candidates Daniel Gilyeat, John Rysavy and Tom Scherer. State Rep. Pat Colloton, Leawood, is also exploring a bid.

Jasmin Talbert, of Overland Park, is running a campaign for the Libertarian Party.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

Judging by the first two posts, Haley might be someone I could vote for.

Bob_Keeshan 6 years, 5 months ago

One wonders which is actually troublesome to Marion - that Haley is a Democrat or that Haley is from Wyandotte County.

leedavid 6 years, 5 months ago

Another democrat? With the mess they have put us in? Fat chance.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 6 years, 5 months ago

David Haley is a fiscally conservative, social moderate and would certainly be preferable to either Joe Reardon or Carol Marinovich, Marinovich specifically unless you want someone owned lock stock and barrel by the worst elements of Johnson/Jackson County politics. Haley is the most attractive Democrat yet to think about running. he won the Democrat primary for Secretary of State and might have given Thornburg a run for his money had Governor Roundheels not betrayed the minority candidates on the ballot by throwing all of the party's resources to her Republicrat pals.

Go David, go.

bondmen 6 years, 5 months ago

David Haley would fit right in back in the District of Corruption me thinks. Besides letting heinous murderers breathe our air will your campaign be focused on raising taxes and increasing deficit spending? When Haley loses in the primary then there's always hope for a change like the Obamanator appointing him death penalty czar.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 5 months ago

Judging by who is trashing him, I think he might just get my vote.

BigDog 6 years, 5 months ago

David Haley had not shot at Ron Thornburg. David likes to make the appearances on TV but really doesn't put much effort into campaigning ..... especially the effort required to run a statewide campaign. His candidacy may have also been a bit impacted by the fact that he regularly doesn't tirn in his financial ethics reports. The Secretary of State oversees lobbyists and legislators/candidates filing of ethics reports.

David is a nice guy .... I like him as a person. But there are better candidates in both political parties than David.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

"But there are better candidates in both political parties than David."

But will any of them run?

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 6 years, 5 months ago

It costs money to campaign and when the Democratic Party turned its back on its two minority statewide candidates, as it did when it devoted its resources to electing Roundheels' Republicrat cronies, it is hard for them to campaign. So dinging Sen. Haley for a lackluster campaign is very misleading.

The same goes for the campaign reports. You try running a statewide campaign with no money and then try filing the mountain of crap they demand for reports in a timely manner. Haley is a good candidate, but not a rich man. That's why being a politician has become a rich man's game anymore.

Marinovich may get her reports in on time, but, just like Roundheels the First, you have to wonder who's picking up the tab. I'll take Sen. Haley anytime over the other candidates mentioned thus far.

BigDog 6 years, 5 months ago

I believe more money would have been put behind David if he also campaigned at a level where it showed the kind of effort necessary to win. I know David rarely went outside of the major areas in northeast Kansas. You cannot win statewide office without getting to the rural areas of the state too, especially when you have little nake recognition.

Campaigning also requires the candidate to raise funds not just get money from the Party.

His reports are late on a consistent basis for being a member of the Kansas Senate ..... not even mentioning his statewide campaign.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 6 years, 5 months ago

He managed to win the primary in a statewide race. Also, you miss the fact that the Democratic Party ignored both of their statewide minority candidates, choosing to support Roundheels, notorious for her lack of support for the minority community, Republicrat cronies instead.

And, again, filing those reports is a very labor intensive project for a normal person trying to make a living and keep head above water also. It's part of the reason we only get rich candidates anymore.

Bob_Keeshan 6 years, 5 months ago

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III (Anonymous) says…

The same goes for the campaign reports. You try running a statewide campaign with no money and then try filing the mountain of crap they demand for reports in a timely manner. Haley is a good candidate, but not a rich man. That's why being a politician has become a rich man's game anymore.

You're kidding, right?

The campaign finance reports in Kansas could very easily be compiled by a 7 year old.

I don't know which is funnier -- your illogical complaint about the "mountain of crap" that is required to file in Kansas when in fact the reports are incredibly simple and straightforward; or the fact that you make this complaint about a campaign with no money.

Seems to me that if the campaign had no money, the "mountain of crap" would be far easier to compile than it would be for a campaign raising and spending millions of dollars.

MyName 6 years, 5 months ago

A sneer from some of the Esteemed Contributors on this board is definitely a complement in my book.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 6 years, 5 months ago

Well, Bob, you folks on the right may be a bit more anal than what David is, but he still gets my vote.

tscherer1 6 years, 5 months ago

Come on in Senator Haley. Might as well join the rest of us.

Wonder when Reardon is going to file with the FEC? Or Carol Marinovinch. I would suggest she run. Since no sane democrat wants to run in the 3rd this election cycle. And I actually like Carol.

I merely wonder why Joe Reardon won't return my phone calls for the last 3 weeks. What is he afraid of? Does he need some help in filing out those FEC forms? Maybe he needs a GOP person on his staff that knows how to fill them forms out.

Oh yeah Senator, your staff aide has not called me back regarding my giving testimony on that racial profiling committee hearing you are chairing pertaining to why law enforcement officers are not anthropologists and should stop guessing what our "race" is based on our skin color in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination. I just want to be called an American like the rest of us. Instead of law enforcement violating both federal and state laws on the uniform ticket citation used here in Kansas. Why won't the Kansas Highway Patrol let us decide our "race"?

Give me a call. I want to be there.

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