Nancy Kassebaum Baker endorses Jean Schodorf
One of the most respected and popular figures ever to serve Kansas in Congress has endorsed Kansas Fourth District congressional candidate Jean Kurtis Schodorf. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, who served as a U.S. Senator from 1978 to 1997, said she had decided not to become involved in politics this election, but changed her mind after becoming concerned about the tone of the campaign for Fourth District Congress.
Kassebaum said, “I believe Jean to be the best qualified candidate, based on her experience as a state senator and school board member, as well as her considerable skill in finding solutions to difficult problems by working with people.”
She added, “Jean Schodorf has demonstrated strong leadership on intricate education and budget issues, particularly the ability to negotiate with all factions on an issue to solve real problems with real solutions. That makes her the clear choice.”
Jean Schodorf expressed her thanks for the endorsement, saying, “An endorsement from Nancy Kassebaum Baker is not to be ignored. She continues to be a highly respected voice among Kansas voters. I’m thankful for her endorsement and hopeful that it will boost my campaign as we go into the final weeks before election day.”
Statement by Nancy Kassebaum Baker
July 13, 2010
I am pleased to offer my endorsement to Jean Kurtis Schodorf in the election for Kansas’ Fourth District Congress. I believe Jean to be the best qualified candidate, based on her experience as a state senator and school board member, as well as her considerable skill in finding solutions to difficult problems by working with people.
This endorsement decision was not made without careful consideration. It was not my intention to become involved in a political campaign. However, I’ve grown increasingly concerned about the tone of the debate, particularly the assertion by candidates that our country’s problems have simple solutions, that being an outsider is an asset, and that an inflexible partisan posture is a successful approach to government.
Complicated problems often require complex solutions.
Being a stranger to the process is not helpful.
The ability to collaborate with members of Congress from both political parties has always been a key to successful and effective legislation.
Jean Schodorf has demonstrated strong leadership on intricate education and budget issues, particularly the ability to negotiate with all factions on an issue to solve real problems with real solutions. That makes her the clear choice.
I urge the voters of the Fourth Congressional District to cast their ballots for Jean Kurtis Schodorf.
This video explains why Jean is running for Congress. It will air on Tuesday, July 27th during the KWCH 5 p.m. newscast, Fox Kansas at 9 p.m. newscast and on Wednesday, July 28th during the CW 7 a.m. newscast
And this is Jean’s new commercial! Make sure to forward this on to all of your friends!
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