Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, had $420,100 as of March but drew no challenger at all this year. “It wasn’t for lack of trying,” Kansas Democratic Party chairwoman Joan Wagnon told the Garden City Telegram, noting one Democrat opted not to run after getting a job promotion and she talked to six others who were discouraged by the short time frame.Over in the 3rd district, Rep. Kevin Yoder has no Democrat opponent. Only a Libertarian on the ballot against him. Editor's comment - No harm in voting for the Libertarian, just for shits and giggles. Yoder's a milktoast conservative, not a barn-stormer libertarian like Huelskamp. Perhaps it will move him more towards voting like his colleague. (Photo - Huelskamp, his wife and adopted children from 2010 campaign).
Monday, June 25, 2012
Democrats finding it hard to even recruit candidates to run against Republicans for Congress
Libertarian-leaning Christian conservative Tim Huelskamp pulls no opponent for reelection From Eric Dondero: The liberal media is doing its best to paint a smiley face on the situation, with headlined stories, such as "Do Democrats have a shot at taking back the House"? Truth of the matter, things are so bad for the Dems, that in some states they can't even recruit so-called line-holder candidates. Case in point, Kansas CD-2, a first-term Republican, libertarian-leaner supported by this website, has just learned he'll be running completely un-opposed. What makes this especially sweet for freedom-lovers, is that Tim Huelskamp, a friend of the libertarian movement, had a very tough election battle in 2010. From Kansas.com, "Don’t look to Kansas congressional races for suspense":