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Jenkins holds big fundraising lead in 2nd District over Wakefield

July 17, 2014

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— Political action committees made up the bulk of campaign contributions to both candidates in the 2nd District congressional race, with most of it going to incumbent Republican Lynn Jenkins, who holds a strong fundraising lead over her Democratic challenger, Lawrence attorney Margie Wakefield.

According to campaign finance reports that are now posted on the Federal Election Commission website, Jenkins, from Topeka, received $382,106 in contributions during the three-month period that ended June 30. Two thirds of that, or $254,000, came from political action committees.

That's more than twice as much as Wakefield received. Her campaign reported $135,130 in contributions, including $19,750, or about 15 percent, from PACs.

For the entire election cycle so far, Jenkins has taken in slightly more than $1.7 million, with about 59 percent of that coming from PACs, compared to $490,000 for Wakefield, with 86 percent of that coming from individuals.

Jenkins, who is vice chair of the House Republican Caucus, is seeking her fourth term in Congress. She began the election cycle with nearly $800,000 in her campaign fund and heads into the general election cycle with nearly $2.4 million in cash on hand.

Wakefield is making her first bid for elected office. She has spent about $255,000 of the money she raised so far, leaving $236,000 in cash on hand.

Comments

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 4 months, 1 week ago

So she is positive that she can buy herself into Congress again. This is why she isn't going to bother debating Wakefield?

Mike Ford 4 months, 1 week ago

how much money did eric cantor have after defeat?

Richard Heckler 4 months, 1 week ago

Lynn Jenkins obviously cannot run on her own merits because she is not a good congress person. She is attached to so much special interest beltway money she has know idea who Kansas voters are. She is a fraud.

This is the time in our history when voters should take the opportunity too vote down the big libertarian campaign spenders. They have wrecked the USA economy ,put millions out of work and have become anti American.

We know from experience sending Lynn Jenkins back will not improve the quality of life for the people of Kansas or the people of the USA. This lady is no fiscal conservative she is a reckless spender on and off the campaign trail.

Lynn Grant 4 months, 1 week ago

Good question Bob. 59% from PACs pretty much tells you it isn't from the Kansas 2nd District.

Cait McKnelly 4 months ago

Lynn Jenkins out raises Wakefield by taking money from PACs and people that don't even live in Kansas, much less her district.
I would say that Wakefirld needs to make a big deal out of that.

Cait McKnelly 4 months ago

Lynn Jenkins out raises Wakefield by taking money from PACs and people that don't even live in Kansas, much less her district.
I would say that Wakefirld needs to make a big deal out of that.

Cait McKnelly 4 months ago

Lynn Jenkins out raises Wakefield by taking money from PACs and people that don't even live in Kansas, much less her district.
I would say that Wakefield needs to make a big deal out of that.

Richard Heckler 4 months ago

IN october when voters might be paying attention.

Richard Heckler 4 months ago

Lynn Jenkins has not supported Social Security Insurance.

Lynn Jenkins does not support medicare insurance?

Lynn Jenkins does not support Medicaid

Lynn Jenkins will NOT support public education.

This is Lynn Jenkins:

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/10/242334/john-birch-society-celebrates-koch/

http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec-the-voice-of-corporate-special-interests-state-legislatures#Voter

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27/the_united_states_of_alec_bill

  • Social Security does not add to the debt and the USA has 20 years to make adjustments …if necessary.

--- Killing Social Security Insurance Is Not An Option. This would add billions to the debt a put the economy at yet a larger risk. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

--- SSI Not Going Broke. That's right nothing but political rhetoric. http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/david_cay_johnston_social_security_is_not_going_broke_20120504/

--- Her pal Paul Ryan is still Killing Medicare Insurance which is not an optionhttp://www.thenation.com/article/159769/paul-ryans-plan-destroy-medicare

--- INSTEAD we improve medicare insurance which reduces the cost of government and taxpayers cost of living. Bingo! No deductibles / No Co-pays

http://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/spreport.pdf

http://www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer-resources

Richard Heckler 4 months ago

For the entire election cycle so far, Jenkins has taken in slightly more than $1.7 million, with about 59 percent of that coming from PACs,

"compared to $490,000 for Wakefield, with 86 percent of that coming from individuals."

This tells us the people want MARGIE WAKEFIELD !!!!!

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 4 months ago

Look where the money is coming from. If most funding comes from individuals instead of these PACS, then vote for that person. Margie Wakefield will represent the people of Kansas.

Richard Heckler 4 months ago

Voting Day Packets

VOTING DAY PACKETS = Democracy NOW

Voters must assume Brownback and Kobach may have purged YOU from the voting rolls. Any way possible

Okay let's plan ahead. We know that the Brownback/Kobach agenda is to keep voters from the polls.

Voters all voters ORGANIZING A VOTING DAY PACKET might be a preventive measure:

--- a birth certificate

--- drivers license or state ID card

--- proof of voter registration etc etc etc.

--- Keep it close by as voting opportunities will occur about 4 times in the next 10 months.

Let's get on with it. Vote the Paul Davis/Jill Docking ticket they are going to have a messy house to clean up.

Kansas needs Margie Wakefield in Congress

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