Archive for Friday, July 23, 2010

Brownback reports more than $2 million in fundraising for governor’s race

July 23, 2010


— A spokeswoman says U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback has raised more than $2 million in his campaign for Kansas governor.

Brownback is the leading GOP candidate in the governor’s race.

Spokeswoman Sherriene (SHER’-een) Jones-Sontag said Friday that Brownback raised more than $500,000 from Jan. 1 through Thursday. That’s in addition to more than $1.5 million Brownback raised last year.

Jones-Sontag says final figures will be available Monday, when candidates for state office must file campaign finance reports with the secretary of state.

On the Democratic side of the governor’s race, a spokesman said state Sen. Tom Holland will disclose his totals Monday but has met his goals.


50YearResident 7 years, 11 months ago

Wow, A lot of big money people are due favors.

KSManimal 7 years, 11 months ago

And those big money people give big money to candidates they know can be bought.

They don't give to candidates who have principles and integrity; and who choose to run to make Kansas a better place for all Kansans.

tomatogrower 7 years, 11 months ago

If we took all the campaign contributions, Rep, Dem, 3rd party and put them towards the national debt, it would probably pay it off, and we wouldn't be subjected to those stupid commercials.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 11 months ago

The contributions themselves wouldn't come anywhere near paying off the national debt-- the quid pro quos that the bribers get from the government they bought would easily pay it off, however.

RoeDapple 7 years, 11 months ago

"And those big money people give big money to candidates they know can be bought. They don't give to candidates who have principles and integrity; and who choose to run to make Kansas a better place for all Kansans."

Didn't BHO raise and spend upwards of 1 billion dollars buying the presidency?

Richard Heckler 7 years, 11 months ago

Of course Brownback is one of the darlings in world of special interests. He has been bought many times while in Washington D. C.

Does the largest special interest money gatherer indicate he would be the best candidate for governor? Quite the contrary.

Since when has keeping a known D.C. politician in office made anything better? Show me!

This man loves to give away tax dollars in the form of more tax breaks which increases the taxes on all of those that cannot play the game which will be the greater majority of the Kansas population. In the last 30 years tax breaks have NOT kept corporate USA from supporting the Communist Chinese government with our jobs.

If some of the privileged class want MORE tax breaks they are available as we speak. Yes these people could start new industries and hire USA employees galore.

There are numerous tax breaks associated with owning a business and employing hard working USA blue and white collar workers.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 11 months ago

Now what exactly does the repub party have in mind to restore 11 million jobs that went out the window under the watch of their regulatory jurisdiction that which was the Bush administration?

What in the world were Brownback,Tihart and Moran doing when their president,vice president and treasury secretary were being reckless. These guys have claimed they supported Bush no matter what. Hmmmmmmm

Democrats seem to be left with a previous president that cost taxpayers $11 trillion with a $1 trillion debt as icing on the cake.

NOW along with blowing $11 trillion tax dollars the previous administration left behind about 11 million americans forced out of work through no fault of their own.

It was the fault of the government.

" Often, government plays a role in bubbles. The housing bubble was in part generated by the Federal Reserve maintaining low interest rates. Easy money meant readily obtainable loans and, at least in the short run, low monthly payments. Also, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan denied the housing bubble’s existence—not fraud exactly, but deception that kept the bubble going. (Greenspan, whose view was ideologically driven, got support in his bubble denial from the academic work of the man who was to be his successor, Ben Bernanke.)

In addition, government regulatory agencies turned a blind eye to the highly risky practices of financial firms, practices that both encouraged the development of the bubble and made the impact all the worse when it burst. Moreover, the private rating agencies (e.g., Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s) were complicit. Dependent on the financial institutions for their fees, they gave excessively good ratings to these risky investments. Perhaps not fraud in the legal sense, but certainly misleading.

And, yes, substantial fraud was involved. For example, mortgage companies and banks used deceit to get people to take on mortgages when there was no possibility that the borrowers would be able to meet the payments. Not only was this fraud, but this fraud depended on government authorities ignoring their regulatory responsibilities.

So, no, a bubble and a Ponzi scheme are not the same. But they have elements in common. Usually, however, the losers in a Ponzi scheme are simply the direct investors, the schemer’s marks. A bubble like the housing bubble can wreak havoc on all of us."

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Hoots 7 years, 11 months ago

I hope someone offers a better option to Brownback. He was only in office to help himself to whatever he could. We don't need a DC insider running our state. You can't trust someone like him. The Washington environment turns people into self-absorbed freaks. I believe he only cares about the office and not the people of this state.

63BC 7 years, 11 months ago

The fact that he kept his term imits pledge and departed the Senate voluntarily proves he's not like that. Give credit where it's due, he kept his word.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 11 months ago

Give me a break-- he's running for governor simply because he thinks that will give him a platform as an "outside executive" when he runs for president the next time.

50YearResident 7 years, 11 months ago

True, Kansas is only a temporary resting place for him until the next election for president. The elections are a money maker for him as he knows he doesn't have a snowball's chance of winning.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 11 months ago

Yea, and we shouldn't discount the ego gratification that comes with winning elections, either, even if the job you're elected to is nothing more than a stepping stone and a way to pad your own bottom line.

63BC 7 years, 11 months ago

A guy make a promise, keeps it, and the haters on this board can only spew.

Let go of your venom, folks.

It's a rotten way to go through life.

Amy Heeter 7 years, 11 months ago

Sam Brownback loves Kansas and America.

drake 7 years, 11 months ago

Mr Brownback is a true statesman who loves this country. The america haters of Lawrence should be so honorable.

50YearResident 7 years, 11 months ago

drake, if the voters had given me over $2 million for running for govenor of Kansas I would love this country more than you could imagine. I think I could put a pretty good front too.

drake 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm pretty sure that he loved this country before the campaign donations. Some of us don't need paid to be patriotic.

KEITHMILES05 7 years, 11 months ago

All Brownie is about his abortion and gays, nothing else.

Why Kansans would even give him the time of day as governor is beyond me. I say this not as a liberal or even a Democrat but a concerned citizen of this state.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 11 months ago

Sam Brownback claims to despise big government yet Brownback is going from one big government payroll check to another. All the while allowing taxpayers to foot the cost of his medical insurance.

Did he support allowing taxpayers to use OUR tax dollars already in Washington DC to cover the cost of OUR medical insurance? NO way jose'

Brownback supports the most expensive medical insurance in the world aka the medical insurance industry. A likely source for some of his campaign dollars. Brownback did not leave his special interest campaign money sources behind.

Stephen Roberts 7 years, 11 months ago

Merrill - how does Congress make businesses keep jobs here?? I am comnfused, please tell us!!!!!!

Wake up & smell the coffee instead of dope. What did Brownback do to cause the job losses???

Another thing, senators make more than our governor. I know the governor gets housing but the pay is greater.

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