Huelskamp had some opposition after all

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, won a second term this month without so much as a token third-party challenge. But nearly 800 voters in Reno County chose other candidates anyway, according to the Hutchinson News, variously writing in “someone else,” “anybody but,” “any warm body,” “a rock,” “any dipstick,” “no confidence,” Democrat, Betty Boop, Bob Dylan, Jesus Christ, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Some voters also used the opportunity to show unhappiness with Huelskamp’s failure to support extending the production tax credit for wind energy, which is tied to recent layoffs at Hutchinson’s Siemens plant. One voter wrote in “Wind Mill”; others wrote in Dave Kerr, the former state Senate president who has criticized Huelskamp and Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, on the PTC.