Archive for Monday, July 30, 2012

Brown gets Koch, Kobach, Kansas Chamber, donations in GOP Senate District 3 race

July 30, 2012


— In the Republican Party primary for Senate District 3, Anthony Brown, a Eudora House member, has a significant campaign finance edge over James "J.C." Tellefson, a former Leavenworth County commissioner.

For the reporting period from Jan. 1 through Thursday, Brown reported raising $20,875 and spending $11,477. Tellefson had raised $2,427 and spent $1,916 during the same timeframe.

Many of Brown's contributions came from conservative political action committees.

Brown received $1,000 each from Koch Industries PAC, Kansas Chamber of Commerce PAC, American Freedom PAC, Prairie Fire PAC, which is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's PAC, Kansas Optometric PAC, Robert Hodgdon of Shawnee, John Lewis of Lenexa, Slainte Medical of Shawnee, and Mike Eagan and Donna Eagan, who listed their occupations as "sales ammunition." He also received $500 from David Kensinger and Associates. Kensinger is Gov. Sam Brownback's former chief of staff.

Tellefson's campaign finance statement included an $800 loan from himself to his campaign and $500 contribution from Mary Jo Springe of Lansing.

The winner of the Aug. 7 primary will face incumbent state Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, who has a substantial campaign warchest.

Holland had $98,175 cash on hand at the beginning of the reporting period and added $19,180. He had $104,729 cash on hand at the close of the period.

Included among his $1,000 donors were the Pipefitters Volunteer Political Fund, Heavy Constructors Association, Northeast Kansas Building and Construction Trades Council PAC, Western Missouri and Kansas Laborers' District Council PAC, Association Wholesale Grocers, and Kansas Realtors PAC.


My_Life 5 years, 5 months ago

Good article. It helps me update my list of people not to vote for. Sad, but in this election it's more a case of who to vote against rather that who to vote for.

chootspa 5 years, 5 months ago

Brown was already on my list. He's super extreme.

Jayhawk1958 5 years, 5 months ago

Vote out the GOP extremists. Vote moderate Republican.

WolfCreek2890 5 years, 5 months ago

Why isn't there a conflict of interest? Kobach is in charge of elections and yet he is able to run a PAC and donate to a candidate? This is ridiculous and a great reason to vote these shady people out of office.

msezdsit 5 years, 5 months ago

Kobach is a lot closer to committing voter fraud than anything he claims as voter fraud to support his voter oppression law. Poor Anthony probably had to do a lot of promising and selling out to get these thugs to support him. Look for some pretty slimy adds from browny.

Carol Bowen 5 years, 5 months ago

We should accumulate a list of moderates. With all the changes, this is getting complicated. I really appreciate the county sending out information on what districts we are in, but now we have to match that with the candidates.

danmoore 5 years, 5 months ago

Not sure about the alliteration in the headline. Koch, Kobach, Kansas sounds like code for KKK.

oldbaldguy 5 years, 5 months ago

voting for Tom. our system does not work very well when you have one party calling shots. we need Democrats in office as the loyal opposition. i like Tom anyway.

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