Tim Huelskamp is pulling a last-minute punch on primary opponent Jim Barnett with the announcement of the support of Barnett’s former gubernatorial running mate, Susan Wagle of Wichita.
Wagle was Barnett’s running mate during his 2006 bid for governor.
“Since 2006, our political environment has turned for the worse. Now that Washington D.C. and our Congress is firmly under the control of President Obama and Congresswoman Pelosi, we need a fighter in Washington who will stand firm against their left wing agenda and work hard to take our Country back. Our only chance to take this Nation back is to elect genuine, unwavering, conservatives to Congress and the U.S. Senate in 2010.”
Wagle goes onto state that she believes Huelskamp is the only person that “will dedicate his energy and his political expertise to taking back our country.”
Huelskamp and Barnett have pinned each other as their major primary opponent, both vying for the conservative vote. The latest 1st Congressional District poll shows both Huelskamp and Barnett, in addition to Mann, in a three-way tie for the lead.