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Kansas Republicans look to sweep all four U.S. House districts

November 2, 2010

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Election 2010

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2010 Kansas Elections: U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District

Alan Jilka and Tim Huelskamp are running for U.S. House of Representatives in the 1st Congressional District.

2010 Kansas Elections: U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District

Lynn Jenkins, Robert Garrard and Cheryl Hudspeth are running for U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District.

2010 Kansas Elections: U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District

Kevin Yoder, Stephene Moore and Jasmin Talbert are running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District.

2010 Kansas Elections: U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District

Raj Goyle and Mike Pompeo are running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 4th Congressional District.

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— Kansas Republicans are hoping Tuesday to send three freshmen to Congress to join incumbent Rep. Lynn Jenkins.

Victories would mark the first GOP sweep in congressional races since 1996. The accomplishment would also help the party nationally as it tries to regain control of the U.S. House.

The party was hoping to tap into angry voter sentiment toward incumbents and Washington in general for its handling of the economic recession and lack of new job creation.

Jenkins, a former state legislator and state treasurer, faces Democrat Cheryl Hudspeth in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas. Also on the ballot is Libertarian Robert Garrard of Edgerton.

Republicans put a lot of effort into the 3rd District race that covers the Kansas portion of the Kansas City metro area and part of Douglas County. That's where Stephene Moore, wife of Democrat incumbent Rep. Dennis Moore, is running. Moore has held the seat since winning in 1998.

She faces a strong challenge from Republican Kevin Yoder, chairman of the Kansas House Appropriations Committee, who emerged in August from a crowded primary field. Also on Tuesday's ballot is Libertarian Jasmin Talbert, of Kansas City, Kan.

In the 1st District, Republican state Sen. Tim Huelskamp faces Democrat Alan Jilka, the former mayor of Salina, in the race to replace Republican Rep. Jerry Moran, who was seeking the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Republican Sam Brownback.

The 1st District's voter registration tilts Republican and covers 69 counties of western and central Kansas. Huelskamp is a fiscal and social conservative who campaigned on repealing the federal health care law and shrinking the size of the federal government.

In the 4th District, Kansas Republican National Committeeman Mike Pompeo faces Democratic state Rep. Raj Goyle. The seat is held by Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt, who did not seek re-election but lost the August primary for U.S. Senate to Moran.

Democrat Dan Glickman held the seat until he was defeated by Tiahrt in 1994.

Also on the ballot are Libertarian Shawn Smith and the Reform Party's Susan Ducey.

Comments

number1jayhawker 3 years, 5 months ago

Kind of like DC the last two years. lol

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Steve Jacob 3 years, 5 months ago

The last few years have proved no party can be trusted with total control, so a divided US House/Senate is a good thing. Or course in Kansas, Republicans will have unchecked power.

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Chris Ogle 3 years, 5 months ago

Welcome to the Merrill and Tom show.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 5 months ago

When I got in my truck to head down to the idyllic little town of Linwood, with it's palatial estates and sprawling commerce area (hehe) the song that was on my classic vinyl XM was, Cream "I'm So Glad"......not kidding.

God bless the Republican Party, the party of common sense values.

See ya'---outta here for awhile----tonight will be special, with some high-grade bourbon on hand and sit back and watch America begin to repair and rebuild what's been destroyed the past 2-4 years.

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 5 months ago

I'd rather have a nurse and more democrats than more of this so how about that:

  1. The Reagan/ Bush Savings and Loan Heist( millions out of work) "There are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still in office and were part of the Bush Jr. administration.

Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this was about one quarter of our national debt").

The Reagan/Bush savings and loan heist was considered the largest theft in history at the time. George Herbert Walker Bush then took $1.4 trillion of taxpayers money to cover the theft. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  1. The Bush/Cheney Wall Street Bank Fraud on Consumers(millions out of work) 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(Bush admin) ignoring their regulatory responsibilities." http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

  2. Only 3 major Financial Institutions were at risk in spite of what we’re told ? "There were just a handful of institutions that were terribly weakened. AIG the insurer, Bank of America and Citigroup, Those three were clearly in very weakened form. Many of the other big banks simply were not. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

  3. Talk of Privatizing Social Security Would Place the Nations Economy at Risk "Social Security privatization will raise the size of the government's deficit to nearly $700 billion per year for the next 20 years, almost tripling the size of the national debt.

Put simply, moving to a system of private accounts would not only put retirement income at risk--it would likely put the entire economy at risk." http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0505orr.html

  1. Still A Bad Idea – Bush Tax Cuts - (DO NOT create Jobs)

The ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class = tax increases for the middleclass. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2001/0301miller.html

  1. Reagan/Bush Illegal Sale of Weapons aka Iran Contra

  2. Richard Nixon wiretapping democratic headquarters aka Watergate

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consumer1 3 years, 5 months ago

Vote no for the library!! No reason to spend tax dollars on library updates while the street are in such bad repair.

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antacid 3 years, 5 months ago

adopt a local starving architect. BMWs are expensive to upkeep! VOTE YES! for the library!!!

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labmonkey 3 years, 5 months ago

But Stephanie Moore cannot lose, because she is a nurse. Did you know that she is a nurse? Well, she is a nurse so that means she cares.

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