Sean Wardwell

Sean Wardwell has written 225 posts for Prairie Politics

Analysis: Why Obama will win in a government shutdown

A few months ago, I wrote that there were few real parallels between the Republican congressional takeovers of 1994 and 2010. Maybe I was wrong. Continue reading


Huelskamp hits Obama over DOMA

In reaction to the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which Congress passed and a Democrat president signed into law in 1996, Congressman Huelskamp offered the following remarks: Continue reading

Open mouth, insert foot

If you’re “olive skinned” then you must be an illegal alien, right? One state representative seems to think so. Continue reading

Huelskamp opposes ‘card check’

First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp proposed an amendment to the continuing federal budget resolution that would prohibit any effort to replace the secret ballot in union elections. Continue reading

Moran calls health care vote a ‘missed opportunity’

Senator Jerry Moran called the U.S. Senate’s failure to repeal the controversial health care law a “missed opportunity” in a press release sent after the vote Wednesday. Continue reading

Pro-life movement gaining support in state, D.C.

With the Republican resurgence in both Kansas and Washington, abortion has once again taken a prominent place on the agenda. The 28th anniversary of Roe. v. Wade, which was observed Monday, let many state and local politicians air their views on the controversial Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. “It is a tragic anniversary because … Continue reading

Moran responds to SOTU

Senator Jerry Moran offered the following thoughts on last night’s State of the Union Speech. Continue reading

Candidates question effectiveness of debates

Political debates used to be a hallmark of campaign season. However, more and more candidates are opting to avoid debating in favor of meeting with people directly. Continue reading

Parties spar on school funding

Democrats, trying to hold on to the governor’s mansion, are going after Republican gubernatorial candidate Senator Sam Brownback on the issue of school funding. Continue reading

Big First debate in Emporia

Kansas Watchdog was able to tape the recent debate between 1st District contenders Tim Huelskamp and Alan Jilka in Emporia. Continue reading