Archive for Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Senate candidates Moran, Tiahrt to debate Tuesday night

July 6, 2010


— The two leading Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Kansas have scheduled a televised debate Tuesday evening.

The 6 p.m. debate between Congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt will be broadcast from the Topeka studios of KSNT, the local NBC affiliate.

Tiahrt and Moran are seeking the GOP nomination for the Senate seat now held by Sam Brownback, who's running this year for governor.

Tiahrt has represented the 4th Congressional District of south-central Kansas since 1995. Moran has represented the 1st District of western and central Kansas since 1997.

Also on the ballot in the Aug. 3 Republican primary are Robert Londerholm, of Overland Park, and Tom Little, of Mound City.

Five candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination.


LogicMan 7 years, 11 months ago

An interesting race, for once in a long time!

Moran seems a little more matched to mellow Kansas attitudes, in normal times.

But these are not normal times. Tiahrt is more aggressive, and has been endorsed by the Tea Party movement.

nobody1793 7 years, 11 months ago

The only good politician is a retired politician.

nobody1793 7 years, 11 months ago

Was partly my point.

But also saying "dead politician" would have probably got me in trouble with you-know-who...

LogicMan 7 years, 11 months ago

More likely:

"I'm Tea Party, and you're a tax and spend liberal. "


"I'm the only true conservative, right for Kansas. Don't listen to those looneys."

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 11 months ago

This will undoubtedly be a nauseating display of pandering to the lowest common denominator of the Republican Party.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 11 months ago

"Also on the ballot in the Aug. 3 Republican primary are Robert Londerholm, of Overland Park, and Tom Little, of Mound City."

Why aren't these candidates allowed to participate in the debate?

tomatogrower 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm more conservative than you, nah, nah, nah. We goin to take back America from those godless libruls. Praise the lord.

irvan moore 7 years, 11 months ago

i think this will be the best debate in a long time, they appear to really dislike each other and it could get down to politics at the lowest level. i'm watchin'.

KoolaidFree 7 years, 11 months ago

Because they are not credible. Putting on any candidate that doesn't poll at least 15% is a waste of everyone's time.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 11 months ago

No matter who appears to run the party or what repub candidates say on the campaign trail they all return to Washington and vote party line. Either they vote party line or the party replaces them.

Republicans have little history since 1979 of voting independently or across the aisle. No matter what they say they go back to Washington and vote party line. Party line is the Bush family of politicians tight control of the party.

Between 2001 - 2009 11 million americans lost their jobs under the Bush admin according to radio news. Tuesday radio news implied 16-20 million are either under employed or unemployed. This will not sustain the USA.

For some reason Reagan/Bush and Bush/Cheney have documented history with large scale failures of financial institutions during their tenures. The savings and loan failures and Wall Street bank failures cost people not only their jobs but retirement plans as well.

Social Security and Medicare have been a godsend to many who lost so much through no fault of their own. Leave both alone for obvious reasons. Does ENRON ring any bells? Social Security = food on the table.

What has the repub party done to replace 11 million jobs? nothing

What plan do the republicans have to replace 11 million job? No plan

In my estimation the party that put 11 million out of work yet says NO to any new idea or plan any new administration puts forth is the obstacle to new industry,new jobs and new economic growth.

If tax cuts were the key to creating new jobs and economic growth it is likely that very few in America would be unemployed today. Plenty of tax cuts have taken place over the past 30 years.

What we've seen instead is so many USA corporations send USA jobs to support other governments and leave USA blue and white collar workers in the unemployment line. So much for tax cuts. Can WE say wreckanomics?

All of the above represents the republican party that which is tightly controlled by the Bush family of politicians. Wars for oil, blood, no more new industry or jobs dominate the party platform.

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