Since the filing deadline has come and gone, now is probably a good time for a snapshot of where people stand. The following poll will be open for one week.
I am voting for Rob Wasinger. We need people like him who understand how to take the fight to the liberals in Washington. Lots of these guys talk a big game but Rob has been there doing it.
I am voting for Tracey Mann. This district needs some with strong leadership skills and business experience. The agenda that Tracey will take to Washington makes a lot of sense for not only the First District, but also for the entire nation. See you on election day!
I think Tracey Mann is a good guy with the right ideas. I just think Wasinger has more experience and intricate knowledge of the way DC works. We need someone who can go fight Obama and Pelosi now who does not need a couple years learning the ropes. Especially since we will have a new congressman in the 4th and the 3rd and Lynn Jenkins is only on her first term. Kansas will be in desperate need of some experience!
Its great if you take Tracey Mann’s name away you would think he was Rob Wasinger. He is essentially mirroring Rob in every facet of the Campaign. If Rob does it, you can plan on Tracey doing it. Tracey needs to run his own campaign and not just mimic Rob. Although, Tracey does understand that Rob has what it takes to be a great Rep so why not mimic the candidate that will do the best for our district
How can a long time staffer have intricate knowledge of the way DC works? Even if he does, Kansans do not want an insider with such knowledge and someone who is not tainted. When Rob was in DC, he tried to pass his Homestead Act that never really got traction..experience yes, results no. It seems that he wants to go back to prove a point rather than truly represent.
And for Tracey mirroring Rob…I would like to see some “evidence”.
Wasinger can’t fight Washington, he is Washington. He can’t fight liberals unless he turns on himself.
Wasinger is Washington?
I don’t know many people in Washington with 10 kids.
But more importantly, Wasinger was in Washington because Sam Brownback asked him to be, and because of that, the Big First got Big Voice in Rob Wasinger in Brownback’s office, especially when he was chief-of-staff.
Wait, now, that sounds familiar… Wasn’t our great Senator Pat Roberts once also a chief-of-staff?
However, arguing that point to Mann supporters does not work considering him and his family’s donations to Slattery’s campaign.
I don’t think you can put Rob on the same pedestal as Senator Roberts. The only thing people hear about during Rob’s stint in DC was his Homestead Act and apparently his voice wasn’t loud enough.
As for Mann, and just to be clear I am not defending him,I don’t think his ties to Slattery are political. Mann has said that they have been good friends for a long time and knowing that he was going to run for Congress some day, he probably wouldn’t have done it.
Don’t think the voters are going to buy it. His donation went toward the attack ads that Slattery ran on Roberts. That is extremely damaging, especially since Roberts is a wetstern Kansan.
And when people dig deeper, they’ll see that Mann’s connection with Slattery is C-Street, something Mann is now trying to run away from given the national controversy with executing gays in Kenya and covering up extra-marital affairs.
Regarding the New Homstead Act, Rob can get it done. It’s all about priorities. We know that Huelskamp will make social issues a priority, we know Barnett will make smoking bans/keg registration his priority. Rob will make the rural economy his priority.
If nothing else, Wasinger’s figured out how to load this poll. Hilarious. Yet another skill learned in DC.
This poll isn’t scientific. All it shows is that Wasinger did the best job mobilizing his supporters to vote in the poll using new media.
Has anyone thought to call Roberts’ office to see if it’s a controversy? Just thinking out loud.
Probably isn’t since he crushed Slattery. Had he Slattery won, there wouldn’t be a Senator Roberts office.
This poll has nothing to do with mobilizing “supporters”, a good computer tech can load these up in a heartbeat. Does anyone out there really believe that a guy from Washington DC can come out here and walk away with 75% of the vote given some of the other candidates in the race? I don’t think so. What it demonstrates is Wasinger’s ethically challenged methods and his contempt for the people of Kansas that he thinks we’ll fall for it.
People are tired of the argument. Would you prefer that Senator Brownback had somebody from New York City be his chief-of-staff? If you think the voters are that stupid, well then, you’re a moron.
Creating a straw man and then failing to even knock that down isn’t terribly impressive for someone trying to make judgments on the intelligence of others. That said, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Brownback pick a ringer from Outer Boondockia to try and run for office out here against legitimate Kansas activists. You apparently know that already since you’re starting to stoop to name calling.
Also, the vision of Rob Wasinger giving “Big Voice” for the Big First in Brownback’s office is as laughable as the results of this “poll”. I’m betting Wasinger had to look on a map to figure out where the Big First was and every conservative I’ve talked to claimed that if they had a problem with something going on in Brownback’s office they could usually trace it back to Rob.
The good news from Rob’s perspective is that either way he’s outahere as soon as the election is over and back to his beloved DC. Has anyone checked to see where his alleged Kansas residence is located? Rented barn? doghouse? garage?
Let’s see here,
Barnett has a house and his wife lives in Kansas City.
Mann sells real estate in Kansas City and just bought a country club home in Salina to run here, plus likes to tell everyone how he worked for Moran in Washington.
Huelskamp worked for the New Mexican government and went to college in DC.
Wasinger was born in Hays, worked for Kansas in Senator Brownback’s office, and is the only candidate with children in Kansas public schools.
And when was it that Huelskamp worked in New Mexico and went to school in DC? How many decades?
And how long ago was it that Rob lived in DC (assuming he’s actually moved out here for a few months)?
And given the specious public schools comment I assume that Tim Huelskamp is either homeschooling, or sending his children to a parochial school here in Kansas (and yes, since Tim actually lives here on a permanent basis, his children are educated here). Do you find homeschooling and/or parochial schools something to look down your nose at?
Your insults at the other candidates and their children is beginning to betray your effete, eastern elitist mentality. People who love their children want them to have the best education possible and if that means homeschooling them, or placing them in a good parochial school that reflects their religious values (as opposed to dragging them around the countryside as props for a political campaign) makes sense to the folks out here.
Ah, I see, you’re a Huelskamp supporter, which means you probably don’t live in the First District (he doesn’t have any staff from the First either). So I won’t waste my breath.
Sorry, ad hominems don’t cut it. Judging from your lack of knowledge of what constitutes a logical argument I’d say it’s probably a good guess that you weren’t educated anywhere.
However, since you raise the issue, I’m using my name and live right here in Kansas. What DC ad agency do you work for?
Oh, and I’m not on his staff either, but I can certainly see why you’d want ti hightail it out of here. Arguments don’t go so swell when you’re working off a sheet of talking points.
Sorry, I’m in Kansas as well, the difference is, I’m in the first district. Most Huelskamp supporters aren’t in the First.
But, if you’re talking to Huelskamp’s finance director who lives in Virginia, she’d ask you if Johnson County was in the Big First, so in her world, you live in the Big First.
Since I don’t work for anybody’s campaign, I can’t sit around all day and lolligag around, so you have fun for awhile and I’ll check back later to see what other misleading arguments you have for us.
Ah, won’t answer the question. You were doing fine until you said you were a Huelskamp supporter. That gave it away that you don’t live in the first district.
Sir John of Edwardsville? Are you there? Or are you battling Kansas City traffic?
I don’t have a favorite in this race, but as I travel across western KS, which is a lot, I see more Huelskamp signs in residential homes than I do anybody else. It appears H is more popular w/ the general voter. Just my observations.
ks?politico, your biggest problem is that the people of Kansas are not the narrow-minded twits that you folks out in DC and Massachusetts think we are.
Yes, Sen. Huelskamp is popular across the state of Kansas, known as a solid, independent minded legislator and you think that’s a bad thing? Wasinger is a political chameleon whose history is one of dancing to someone else’s tune.
You tell us you live in Kansas, but how do we know that’s true? You could be posting from Massachusetts, Washington, DC, or Mumbai, India. We have only the word of someone hiding behind an anonymous screen name that you live in Kansas.
As you’ve proved, anyone with even minimal research skills can demonstrate that I’m an actual resident of Kansas. I’m here using my own name and I have a 20 year track record of service to the Kansas Republican Party as an activist, precinct committeeman, county chair and associate vice-chair of the state party under two separate state party chairs. Before that I worked for the North Dakota Republican Party as a campaign technician.
Judging from the childish nature of your posts and the illogical structure of your “arguments” I’m guessing that both Tim and i were involved in Kansas politics before you were even born. Oh, and neither Edwardsville, nor rural Eudora, where I lived for 6 years before moving to the small community of Edwardsville, are in Yohnson County. And no, I wasn’t tied up in Kansas City traffic, I was out at my office in Basehor, another small Kansas community that shares Tim Huelskamp’s conservative values.
The difference here is that Wasinger can pay you kids to sit in your parent’s basements playing on your computers. rigging polls and making smart mouth comments from behind your anonymous screen names while Tim Huelskamp and the people who support him – from the 2nd District, the 3rd District and the 4th District as well as the 1st District – stand up honestly and do what they can to make all of Kansas a great place to live. As the previous poster noted, the people of Kansas seem to know the difference between a real leader and a carpetbagger. For the sake of our state, I hope he’s right.
I bow down to thee, thy most ultimate Republican insider. Too bad ya can’t vote for Timmy!!!!!!!!
Another childish, disrespectful comment from a coward hiding behind anonymity. You’re a good example of what Wasinger stands for and why the people of Kansas should send a real leader to Washington, not an inexperienced, disrespectful chameleon with no identity of his own.
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