Kansas GOP — Seen & Heard

This week in Seen and Heard…Kansas Legislature… State Tax Breaks…Another Democrat for Governor…Brownback Most Liked…Jobs Jobs Jobs…Election Training Opportunities…and a new section debuts this week – What’s Right with Kansas…

Send your story ideas and upcoming events to be featured in future Seen and Heard reports to communications@ksgop.org.

In the press…

The Kansas Legislature is working to balance the state’s current budget through spending cuts.  Read why some Republican leaders say the cuts won’t be enough.

Two state audits found Kansas needs a better way to determine when to grant tax breaks to a wide variety of charities, public service groups, economic development programs and others.  Read about the audits’ recommendations.

In case you missed it…

The Kansas Democrat Party appears to finally have its next gubernatorial candidate.  After seriously considering a run against Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, State Senator Tom Holland decided to throw his hat in the race for governor.

A study confirms what many have known for a few years – the state’s public employee retirement fund is underfunded.  Read about the Pew Center for the States study.

On the blogs…

The same day the Kansas Democrat Party announced its gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Sam Brownback rated as the most popular Kansas politician. Stay Red Kansas considers the results of the latest SurveyUSA poll.

The KC Star’s Prime Buzz reports the fun is over for Kansas Democrats in the Third Congressional District.    Read about the latest analysis of how the seat will go in the fall elections.

Kansas Watchdog compares job growth in government with job losses in the private sector.

What’s Right with Kansas…

This is a great story about how a Kansas family dealt with the grief of losing their mother and changed fish history.  Read about what’s right with Kansas – its people.

Upcoming Events…

KSGOP Meet and Greet – Featuring Amanda Adkins, Chair, Kansas Republican Party, Saturday, February 27 from 5:30pm-6:30pm * $15 per person; beer, wine and appetizers.

Please RSVP to ashley@ksgop.org and reference the 2010 Training Sessions in Wichita or call 785-234-3456.

You are invited to join KSGOP Chair Amanda Adkins for the KSGOP’s 2010 Campaign Training Series & Platform Discussions.  Candidates, Campaign Staff, Grassroots & Volunteers are encouraged to attend these FREE training sessions to prepare for the 2010 election cycle.  Dates set so far:

  • Wichita – Saturday, February 27th
  • Parson – Saturday, March 13th
  • Overland Park – April 24th

Each training event will include:

  • Candidate TrainingFor Republican Candidates and Campaign Staff

o   Opening Remarks from Amanda Adkins, Chair, Kansas Republican Party

o   David Kensinger: Political Strategist and Campaign Manager for the Brownback for Governor Campaign

  • 2010 Field Strategy: The Clean SweepFor Volunteers, Grassroots organizers, and others interested in the strategy for the 2010 election cycle

o   Opening Remarks from Amanda Adkins, Chair, Kansas Republican Party

o   David Kensinger: Campaign Manager, Brownback for Governor

o   Ashley McMillan: Executive Director, Kansas Republican Party

  • Platform Town HallFor those interested in the formation of the 2010 Platform

o   Representative Peggy Mast: Chair of the Platform Committee
RSVP to these events, please contact Ashley@ksgop.org or call 785-234-3456

Additional training sessions of the 2010 Field Strategy: The Clean Sweep for Volunteers, Grassroots organizers, and others interested in the strategy for the 2010 election cycle are coming up in Topeka and Johnson County.

The sessions in Topeka will be held at the Brownback Campaign Office, 2605 SW 21st Street from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Please RSVP to ashley@ksgop.org or call 785-234-3456 and reference the 2010 Training Sessions in Topeka.

  • Tuesday, February 23rd
  • Wednesday, February 24th
  • Thursday, February 25th

The sessions in Johnson County will be held at the Johnson County Republican Precinct office, 12651 Metcalf, Overland Park (just south of St. Luke’s South Hospital, on the east side).  RSVP to the JCRP office 913/341-8683 or jcrpks@att.net.

  • Saturday, February 20th: 10:00 – 12:00 am
  • Tuesday, February 23rd: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

More dates and locations are coming in March & April…

Updates from Washington

Senator Sam Brownback

Senator Pat Roberts

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins

Congressman Jerry Moran

Congressman Todd Tiahrt

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