Archive for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kansas government workers union endorses Holland

September 7, 2010


— Kansas' largest union for government workers has endorsed Democratic nominee Tom Holland in the governor's race.

Holland is a state senator from Baldwin City.

The Kansas Organization of State Employees notes his support this year for a $13.7 billion state budget that avoided significant cuts to programs or employee furloughs.

Holland also is a member of the group.

The organization represents 11,000 state workers, and it's been a reliable ally for Democrats. Of the 52 Kansas House candidates endorsed by the group, only three are Republicans.

The Republican nominee, Sen. Sam Brownback, hasn't responded directly to the group's announcement. But his campaign says the state has lost too many private sector jobs.


levicircle2 7 years, 8 months ago

In other "news", the KS Chamber endorses Brownback, and a dog bit a man.

Wake me up when a man bites a dog. This is a waste of pixels.

notajayhawk 7 years, 8 months ago

True, it's much bigger news that they actually endorsed 3 Republicans (out of 52 races).

Then again, they might have just had trouble reading the ballot - we all know Democrats seem to have trouble with that.

overthemoon 7 years, 8 months ago

Though Holland may be a member of the group, this is not a group he formed last week like the shell organizations Brownback makes for himself.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 8 months ago

Why didn't Brownback protect consumers while on duty in Washinton D.C.?

The boom town economics was a nation wide real estate fraud perpetrated on consumers by way of the Bush/Cheney admin turning a blind eye to the situation.

There are homeowners right here in Douglas County who have stopped making mortgage payments because they are losing money daily on their investment. Apparently some are still living in these homes after stopping the mortgage payments ...... some for more than two years.

60 minutes did a report on this mess which at the time noted there are more than 7 million homes on the market. That number is growing as those who could afford their homes at one time no longer can due to being among the 11 million who lost jobs.

Boom town economics = extreme inflation = bad for business and OUR cost of living,

Richard Heckler 7 years, 8 months ago

Anybody who bought land and built,bought any home on the market etc etc was probably paying way too much yet were still able to get loans.

Where was Brownback and Moran for that matter? This was their President and Vice President.

bd 7 years, 8 months ago

Too bad he will lose anyway!

Tea anyone???

davidmcg 7 years, 8 months ago

Breaking news it is. A union endorsing a democrat. Better stop the presses and get that shoved top center on the front page. Was there any doubt that they would endorse anyone other than a democrat? Regardless, Holland will lose and it will be a large, overwhelming majority decision. Outside of pockets in Douglas, Shawnee, Sedgewick and especially Wyandotte County, Holland will do miserably.

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 8 months ago

It will be nice to see this state implode from afar and not have to be in the middle of the mess when it happens. And, unlike certain "other posters" on this board, I will put the blame where the blame is due; on Kansas voters. Brownback can't help being the right wingnut crank that he is. But the only people that will put him in the Kansas Statehouse are the voters. shrug Oh well. You get what you pay for.

Truthspeaker 7 years, 8 months ago

The nation is learning that exact lesson about Obama, actually.

Then agin, we aren't getiing what we've paid for time and time and time again.

notajayhawk 7 years, 8 months ago

"But the only people that will put him in the Kansas Statehouse are the voters."

Imagine that, the voters having the audacity to put someone in office that represents their own views.

staff04 7 years, 8 months ago

The sarcasm here re: voters putting who they want in office, coming from you of all posters, has just brightened my day.

notajayhawk 7 years, 8 months ago

Why would that be, staff? I have never said it wasn't the will of the people to put Obama in office (which is quite a step above the 'Bush stole the election' crowd in Larryville). I've said that since then he's ignored what those people wanted, which he has, and that they seem to be changing their minds, which they are.

Richard Payton 7 years, 8 months ago

National elections avoid Kansas since the state always votes Repbully all the time!

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 8 months ago

WOW! You actually blamed the Senate and not "the anointed one".

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