Archive for Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mitt Romney, NFIB endorse candidates in Kansas races

September 22, 2010


— Kansas political candidates are touting endorsements from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Romney is a potential Republican presidential hopeful in 2012. He has endorsed Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas and GOP nominee and state Sen. Tim Huelskamp in the 1st District of western and central Kansas.

The NFIB supports Republican gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, as well as Congressman Jerry Moran, the GOP nominee for Brownback's Senate seat.

State Treasurer Dennis McKinney, a Democrat, has the endorsement of the Friends of the Family Farm Coalition. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Holland has the backing of former state Republican state Rep. Bill Kassebaum, son of former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker.


Paul R Getto 7 years, 9 months ago

Not unexpected. If the R's are smart, Mitt will carry their banner in 2012. If they are not, Caribou Barbie will come riding over the hill on her Grizzlie, guns blazing with a cup of tea in her hand.

Steve Jacob 7 years, 9 months ago

I like Romney the governor, not the one that ran in the primaries. Maybe you have to go hard right in the primaries, but you can't flip that much. And being a Morman will be an interesting issue.

LoveThsLife 7 years, 9 months ago

I don't think his religion will be as much of an issue this time around the media hit that pretty hard last time.

kawrivercrow 7 years, 9 months ago

I like Romney a lot. Unfortunately, the GOP is dominated by a far-right Christian dogma which is inherently way too bigoted to let a Mormon in office. Never mind the irony involved in the LDS being a Christ-based religion.

LoveThsLife 7 years, 9 months ago

I liked Romney the governor as well. I think what we saw when he ran for President is what is wrong with primary elections. You have to appeal to your base and then with the American stupid...and it happens with ALL of them.

I think Romney would have a good chance in 2012 given the state of the economy. There is a lot of frustration with Obama among independent voters, which in reality are the ones who voted him into office. Though independents aren't very fond of republicans, Romney may have a good chance against Obama if he touts his experience...which let's get real- between the two of them Romney's understanding of economics, trade and business trumps Obama's.

overthemoon 7 years, 9 months ago

NFIB??? In my house, that is code for a crisis situation for our cats. HALP!!! No Food In Bowl!!!....

Hmmm...maybe the two things aren't really as disconnected as you might think.

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