Topeka 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.