Farm Bureau endorses Huelskamp

8/19/2010

By MICHAEL STRAND

Salina Journal

Kansas Farm Bureau’s endorsement of Republican Tim Huelskamp in the 1st District U.S. House race prompted Democrat Alan Jilka to say Wednesday that the organization has “abandoned” farmers and that Huelskamp’s largest donor wants to abolish farm subsidies.







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Analysis: GOP mods could sink Kobach bid in Kan.

8/16/2010

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — About 150 of Kris Kobach’s fellow Republicans cheered loudly for him at a unity breakfast the morning after Kansas’ primary election. Within a week, his two former GOP rivals endorsed him for secretary of state.

Still, Republican moderates could doom the former Kansas GOP chairman’s bid for statewide office. If they do, a big reason will be the work on immigration issues that has brought national attention to Kobach, a University of Missouri-Kansas City law professor.

Kobach helped draft Arizona’s new law on illegal immigration, and he advises city officials and state legislators across the nation on how to crack down. His campaign has tapped into voters’ frustrations about the issue.




Farm groups worry about Kobach’s ideas

8/16/2010

By JOHN HANNA

The Associated Press

TOPEKA — A Kansas politician’s plan to allow voters to enact laws without going through the Legislature is drawing criticism from major farm groups, and a fellow Republican leader said Friday that the idea worries agriculture leaders.

Kris Kobach, the Republican nominee for secretary of state, said he’s not surprised interest groups oppose his voter initiative plan. As residents of other states can, Kansas residents could put proposed laws and state constitutional changes on the ballot for voters’ approval.




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Statewide Election Results


United States Senate

Democrats

Robert A. Conroy   7,875


David Haley   15,567

Lisa Johnston   25,344

Charles Schollenberger   19,170


Patrick Wiesner   13,323

Republicans

Tom Little   10,098

Robert (Bob) Londerholm   8,162

Jerry Moran   160,620

Todd Tiahrt  144,221



State Precincts Reporting: 3316 of 3316




U.S. Representative, District 1

Republicans

Jim Barnett  24,648


Sue Boldra   7,709


Marck Cobb   1,727


Tim Huelskamp   34,108


Tracey Mann  20,763

Rob Wasinger  9,145



State Precincts Reporting: 1323 of 1323


Governor/Lt. Governor

Republicans

Sam Brownback/Jeff Colyer   259,936


Joan Heffington/Mark Holick   56,327



State Precincts Reporting: 3316 of 3316


Secretary of State

Democrats

Chris Biggs   48,743


Chris Steineger   32,119

Republicans

J.R. Claeys   67,973


Elizabeth (Libby) Ensley  82,148


Kris Kobach   154,057




State Precincts Reporting: 3316 of 3316




Attorney General

Republicans

Ralph J. De Zago  63,578


Derek Schmidt   205,590



State Precincts Reporting: 3316 of 3316



Insurance Commissioner

Republicans

David Powell   110,464


Sandy Praeger (I)   187,983



State Precincts Reporting: 3316 of 3316



Kansas House, District 69

Republicans

Tom Arpke  1,205


Deena L. Horst (I)   898



State Precincts Reporting: 15 of 15


Kansas House, District 71

Republicans

J. Neil Jednoralski   241

Charlie Roth (I)   1,902

Ronald Young   939



State Precincts Reporting: 17 of 17


County Commission, District 1

Republicans

Randy Duncan (I)   770

Phyllis A. Anderson   473

Democrats

Barb Shirley   290

Mike Zrubek   145



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Primary Election 2010
Important Dates


Tuesday, August 3: Primary Election polls 7:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4: Voter registration books reopen

Friday, August 6: Canvass of Election