Hartman launching tour of 4th District

winkhartmanmugCongressional candidate Wink Hartman announced Friday that he’ll be embarking on a campaign tour of the 4th District.

The tour will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Bread Basket restaurant in Netwon.

Hartman also plans to make stops in east and west Wichita, Arkansas City, Wellington, El Dorado, Independence and Winfield, although scheduling details are yet to come.

Hartman, a businessman, is running the 4th District Republican nomination against Sens. Jean Schodorf and Dick Kelsey, GOP National Committeeman Mike Pompeo and businessman Jim Anderson.

Hartman was the last candidate to enter the race and several of his opponents have either already done or are doing campaign tours of the district.

Congressional candidate Hartman to speak at Republican club lunch

Businessman Wink Hartman, running for the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District, will speak to the Friday meeting of the Wichita Pachyderm Club.

The meeting will begin at noon at the Petroleum Club, on the ninth floor of the Bank of America building, 100 N. Broadway, Wichita. Cost of the luncheon is $10.

Hartman is active in oil, restaurants and real estate; he also owns the Wichita Wild indoor football team and the Hartman arena where the team plays.

He’s running for the congressional nomination against Republican National Committeeman Mike Pompeo, state Sens. Dick Kelsey and Jean Schodorf, and businessman and retired airline pilot Jim Anderson.

State Rep. Raj Goyle and retired court services officer Robert Tillman are seeking the Democratic nomination.

Support Kelsey for Congress and maybe win a vacation

TOPEKA – Congressional hopeful, state Sen. Dick Kelsey is trying a new tactic for to raise funds for his race in the 4th District.

The Goddard Republican is entering everyone who joins his “Kelsey for Congress 2010 Club” by March 31 into a drawing for a family vacation to Beaver Lake in Arkansas.

A $20.10 donation gets you in the club. Membership perks include exclusive invitations to 2010 events and email updates on the campaign.

Kelsey is the first candidate to toss his hat in the ring for the seat that Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt is vacating to run for U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, a Republican, is stepping down and plans to run for governor in 2010.