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8 Kansas legislators endorse Gingrich for president

February 17, 2012

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— Eight Kansas legislators have endorsed former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Gingrich's campaign announced the endorsements Thursday. The Republican lawmakers include two state senators — Ray Merrick, of Stilwell, and Rob Olson, of Olathe.

Six Kansas House members have endorsed Gingrich as well. They are Anthony Brown, of Eudora; Mario Goico, of Wichita; Trent LeDoux, of Holton; Larry Powell, of Garden City; John Rubin, of Shawnee, and Scott Schwab, of Olathe.

The state's Republican presidential caucuses are March 10, with 40 delegates to the GOP National Convention at stake.

Comments

somebodynew 2 years, 10 months ago

Somehow it does not surprize me that this group would pick a Loser.

Ockhams_Razor 2 years, 10 months ago

The real joke is this particular set of legislators believing that they have enough gravitas to actually benefit anyone they "endorse."

preebo 2 years, 10 months ago

In related new...Oh, wait. There is no related news, because NO-ONE cares what these backwards "fly-over state" hayseeds think!

ksjayhawk74 2 years, 10 months ago

Yea, endorse the guy who has left 2 wives when they were ill and/or wouldn't agree to an open marriage... Real Conservative values.

But who else are they going to pick? The out-of-touch multimillionaire who thinks that corporations are people? Or the out-of-touch dingbat that doesn't believe in contraception and has said that he would give states the power to decide if contraception should be allowed in their state.

nomorebobsplease 2 years, 10 months ago

ksjayhawk - you nailed it. Who IS a valid candidate? Which of these jokers could defeat Obama, even with the Presidents current approval rating? OHhhh, Autie got that one for me.....0.

kochmoney 2 years, 10 months ago

Why? Do they enjoy backing losers? He doesn't stand a chance. Santorum, as much as he'll get pummeled in the general, at least has a chance of winning the nomination.

Kate Rogge 2 years, 10 months ago

Kochmoney, could you tell me more about this, please? I've read this opinion (Santorium could win in November) in other newspapers, and I still don't see how enough people would vote for his expressed opinions on women's health issues (no abortion, birth control bad for women, etc.), war in Iran, privatization of Medicare and some Social Security, decreasing already low taxes on wealthy, and proposed repeal of Affordable Care Act and financial regulations. One or two may not stop support, but surely there's enough there to give most voters pause? Why do you think he could win the nomination? And do you think he could win the election? Thanks.

kochmoney 2 years, 10 months ago

He doesn't need enough people to support his extreme ideas. He only needs enough Republican primary voters to do so. They're not necessarily going to all vote for the candidate they think is most likely to win the general election. Some of them are going to vote for the candidate they think most supports their views. Even the people who are voting for Romney don't really like him.

Kate Rogge 2 years, 10 months ago

Yes, I see your point. This is going to be a very interesting election year. Thank you.

Kate Rogge 2 years, 10 months ago

The end of last Wednesday's Nate Silver 538 article in the New York Times suggests that Santorum could carry the electoral college in November - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/nate-silver-obama-reelection-chances.html?nl=us&emc=politicsemailemb2

ksjayhawk74 2 years, 10 months ago

It is rumored that the plan is to make the nomination process as close as possible so that once the GOP has their convention, they have to sit around and think about what to do and Sarah Palin will conveniently be around to be handed the nomination.

Of course, that's just a rumor.

Cait McKnelly 2 years, 10 months ago

In an interesting twist, Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union, is saying that if a clear front runner doesn't show up before the convention, under GOP rules, Jeb Bush could walk away with the nomination in a brokered convention. Umm...say what????? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099635/Jeb-Bush-emerge-GOP-nominee-brokered-convention-says-Republican.html

Cait McKnelly 2 years, 10 months ago

Given his ties to Florida and Texas, wouldn't it be wonderful if Brownback got tapped as Jebbie's running mate in an unwinnable election? Then Kansas could get rid of Plastic Sam a couple of years early. The thought warms the cockles of my heart.

JayhawkFan1985 2 years, 10 months ago

Sell crazy somewhere else...we're all stocked up here!

camper 2 years, 10 months ago

Not surprising. Newt contradicts himself in short time spans. The consumate politician:

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