Archive for Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Former House speaker in Kansas to campaign for Tiahrt

September 1, 2009


— The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives was heading for Kansas to help the Senate campaign of Rep. Todd Tiahrt (TEE'-hart).

Dennis Hastert was scheduled to be at Johnson County Republican headquarters in Olathe on Tuesday to join Tiahrt at a daylong series of events.

Tiahrt represents the 4th Congressional District in south-central Kansas. He's running for next year's Republican nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Sam Brownback, who's running for governor.

Rep. Jerry Moran of the 1st Congressional District is also seeking the GOP nomination for Senate.


Jimo 8 years, 8 months ago

I always remember Hastert for his 'majority of the majority rule' -- no bill, regardless of how large and bipartisan its support, would be allowed to proceed to a vote in the House unless it had the support of a majority of Republicans. Even for a body like the House of Representative designed to deify the rule of the majority and with a long history of partisanship, this policy moved Hastert's House to a level of hyper-partisanship unprecedented in history.

Bill Lee 8 years, 8 months ago

A politician can be judged by the company he keeps. Tiahrt hangs with some of the worst in Congress, past and present.

Jim Williamson 8 years, 8 months ago

Dennis Hastert is a good man. Unless, of course, one of his colleagues decides to send your 16-year-old child sexually explicit e-mails for three years. Then he just keeps his mouth shut. But other than that, he's a moral fricking compass.

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