Daily Archives: Oct. 1, 2010

Pompeo displays strong, but not unanimous, support among Republican state lawmakers



Ten Republican members of the state Legislature stood in solidarity with 4th District congressional candidate Mike Pompeo at a news conference Friday, but the campaign stumbled on a press release claim of unanimous support from the District’s GOP lawmakers.

The 10 who appeared with Pompeo at the event at Mid-Continent Instruments were part of a group of 28 Republican state senators and representatives backing Pompeo, a Republican national committeeman.

Conspicuously absent from the gathering and Pompeo’s endorsement list was Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, a moderate Republican who ran second to Pompeo in a bruising GOP primary campaign.

Pompeo is the Republican nominee for the vacant 4th District seat, running against state Rep. Raj Goyle, D-Wichita.



The nine 4th District legislators at the news conference were Reps. Brenda Landwehr, Aaron Jack, Dan Kerschen, Steve Huebert, Steve Brunk and Jo Ann Pottorff; and Sens. Carolyn McGinn, Mike Petersen and Ty Masterson. They were joined by Sen. Jeff Colyer of Overland Park, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor.

The Republican lawmakers scoffed at Goyle’s assertion that he is a fiscal conservative. Read More »

Brownback talks tourism in the Flint Hills

tallgrassCOUNCIL GROVE – During an all-day trek through the Flint Hills, Sen. Sam Brownback unveiled his plan to bring more tourists to the state.

Standing outside The Cottage House Motel in Council Grove Friday morning, Brownback, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, vowed to do more to attract visitors.

“Kansas has been blessed with a lot of God’s art,” he told the crowd of about 60 “We’ve known about it all along but we need to share this with people.”

He proposed developing a system of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails that would connect to other points of interest in the rolling tallgrass prairie. Read More »