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Former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania will be in Kansas next week to stump for Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign.

Santorum is a religious conservative who is perhaps best known for his staunch opposition to abortion and gay marriage. He and Brownback served together in the Senate from 1996, when Brownback was first elected, until 2007 when Santorum was defeated for re-election.

During the 2012 presidential race, Santorum was briefly considered a frontrunner. He placed first in the Kansas GOP caucuses in March that year, with just over 50 percent of the vote. But he lost the nomination to Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, who finished a distant second in Kansas.

Santorum will appear with Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer at two events July 14. The first will be at 11:30 a.m. at Cars4Less, 820 Rogers Road, in Olathe. That event is free and open to the public.

The second event will be an afternoon fundraiser in Wichita that includes a screening of the 1940 movie "Knute Rockne, All American," co-starring Ronald Reagan. That event is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Warren Theaters, 11611 E. 13th St. North in Wichita. The cost for attending the movie is $10 for individuals and $25 for families.

Brownback faces a challenger, Jennifer Winn of Haysville, in the Aug. 5 GOP primary. Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, is the presumptive Democratic nominee.

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Richard Heckler 10 months, 4 weeks ago

The ALEC people travel far and wide and Koch boys spend lots of money.

In the news today 7/8/14

Released new documents that show billionaire oil industrialist Charles Koch was an active member of the controversial right-wing John Birch Society during its campaigns against the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Charles Koch was following in the footsteps of his father, Fred Koch, a leader of the John Birch Society from its founding.

We speak with The Progressive’s Lisa Graves about her new article, "The Koch Cartel: Their Reach, Their Reactionary Agenda, and Their Record."

Graves details how the reactionary ideas absorbed during Charles Koch’s youth continue to animate many of his actions decades later. Charles and his brother, David Koch, have used their wealth to push a similar agenda into the mainstream through the tea party and "dark money" political coalitions that allow donors to shield their identity while funding attack ads against Democrats.

AARON MATÉ: We turn now to "The Koch Cartel: Their Reach, Their Reactionary Agenda, and Their Record," a scathing new look at the Koch family’s role in the ultraconservative John Birch Society. The story appears in the new issue of The Progressive magazine, "Attack of the Plutocrats: The Robber Barons Issue." It zeroes in on Charles Koch’s roots with the John Birch Society and how he has since used his wealth to push a similar agenda into the mainstream.

AMY GOODMAN: For more, we go to Washington, D.C. We’re joined by its author, Lisa Graves, president of The Progressive Inc., which includes the Center for Media and Democracy, also the publisher of The Progressive magazine.

Welcome back to Democracy Now!, Lisa. Can you lay out what these new revelations are that you have found out?

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/8/kochs_anti_civil_rights_roots

James Howlette 10 months, 4 weeks ago

I think Santorum is best known for the frothy mix that comes up in the search engine when you google his name. PS, don't google his name.

10 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Richard...always learn so much...thanks for the time and effort!

R.J. Dickens 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Rick Santorum will speak at a campaign rally for Sam Brownback at a used car lot. (Insert metaphor here).

Richard Heckler 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Another hateful right wing nut combo on the campaign trail…..

Brownback bringing in an out of state rt wing nut to campaign for him is beyond comprehension.

Who else is in the line up? Nothing frugal or fiscally conservative about the ALEC GOP party.

Richard Heckler 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Governor Jay Nixon pf Missouri Vetoed More ALEC Legislation -

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.

The vetoed bill would have required criminal background checks for people applying for state licenses as enrollment aides for a federally run health insurance website. Anyone with past convictions involving fraud or dishonesty would have been barred from the jobs.

Missouri is one of more than a dozen ALEC Republican-controlled state legislatures that have passed measures tightening requirements for the workers known as navigators or counselors under President Barack Obama’s health care law. While the federal government does not require criminal background checks for navigators, states can set their own rules.

The vetoed Missouri measure mirrored model legislation produced by the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization of conservative lawmakers and businesses that has opposed Obama’s health care law.

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/07/08/mo-governor-vetoes-bill-requiring-criminal-background-checks-for-obamacare-navigators/

Cait McKnelly 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Santorum...ahhh the man whose wife had a "medically induced miscarriage", don't you DARE say it was an abortion.
Not so "prolife" now, ehh guv'nor?
I love the schadenfreude of desperation on the right.

Bob Smith 10 months, 3 weeks ago

And the level of discourse remains at its normal low mark....

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