2014 KS-03: Former State Senator Kultala (D) v Congressman Yoder (R)

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2014 KS-03: Former State Senator Kultala (D) v Congressman Yoder (R)

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:04 pm

This Republican held congressional seat will probably be worth following (at least I believe so, plus it's close to home). [/break1]house.gov/]Congressman Kevin Yoder (R) was first elected in 2010 after then-Congressman Dennis Moore (D) announced he would retire. Moore was a former Johnson County prosecutor first elected to Congress in 1998 and re-elected through 2008.





I'm not fond of using Wiki as a source for anything but I believe the following to be true.


While in office Moore represented Kansas's 3rd congressional district, the state's smallest and most affluent, which includes most of the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area, including Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa and De Soto.


[/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Moore]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_MooreThe KS 3rd district includes all of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties plus part of Miami County (county directly south of Johnson). Wyandotte County (Kansas City, KS) is heavily Democratic and Johnson County (suburbs on southwest side of KC metro area) is heavily Republican. Johnson County voters like their Republicans but have a history of telling the RWNJs to go away*. Moore defeated Phil Kline in 2000 and Kris Kobach in 2004. Data on this district can be found [/break1]house.gov/about/our-district]here





Former state Senator Kelly Kultala announced she will run against Yoder in 2014.


“I’m disgusted with what’s going on in Washington, D.C., right now,” she said. “Washington, D.C., is broken, and Kevin Yoder is part of the problem.”


[/break1]kansascity.com/2014/01/20/4764237/second-democrat-to-enter-race.html]http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/20/47 ... -race.htmlThe Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index rates KS-03 as R+6. Romney won 54%-44% in 2012 and McCain won 50%-49% in 2008.


[/break1]com/file/2013-04-47.pdf]http://cookpolitical.com/file/2013-04-47.pdf





*The Johnson County Republican Central Committee appointed Phil Kline county prosecutor after Kline lost re-election in 2006 as KS Attorney General to the then-Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison. Kline and Morrison switched jobs on that day.


[/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Phill_Kline]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phill_Kline



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2014 KS-03: Former State Senator Kultala (D) v Congressman Yoder (R)

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:09 am

Kansas Primary Election Results:





Democratic -- 617 of 617 Precincts Reporting (100%)


Kelly Kultala.........................13,948....69%


Reginald (Reggie) Marselus........6,369....31%


[/break1]sos.ks.gov/ent/kssos_ent.html]http://www.sos.ks.gov/ent/kssos_ent.html



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2014 KS-03: Former State Senator Kultala (D) v Congressman Yoder (R)

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Post by Kriselda Gray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:58 am

This Republican held congressional seat will probably be worth following (at least I believe so, plus it's close to home). [/break1]house.gov/]Congressman Kevin Yoder (R) was first elected in 2010 after then-Congressman Dennis Moore (D) announced he would retire. Moore was a former Johnson County prosecutor first elected to Congress in 1998 and re-elected through 2008.





I'm not fond of using Wiki as a source for anything but I believe the following to be true.


While in office Moore represented Kansas's 3rd congressional district, the state's smallest and most affluent, which includes most of the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area, including Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa and De Soto.


[/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Moore]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Moore (snip)Yeah, all of that sounds right (It happens to be my district, though I don't know nearly as much as I should about the candidates...)





It's really weird district, Wyandotte County is one of the poorest areas in the Kansas City metro area, while Johnson County is one of the most affluent. One Johnson County suburban – Mission Hills – is one of the more affluent suburbs in the nation. In the time I've been paying attention to our politics, we've had a number of Democratic representatives, largely because Wyandotte County is more populous then than Johnson County, and Wyandotte voters are much more likely to be Democrats then Johnson county voters are.





*The Johnson County Republican Central Committee appointed Phil Kline county prosecutor after Kline lost re-election in 2006 as KS Attorney General to the then-Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison. Kline and Morrison switched jobs on that day.


[/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Phill_Kline]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phill_KlineIt was just bizarre. Paul Morrison had been an excellent prosecutor. He prosecuted some of the more notorious cases from the Johnson County area – most notably the John Robinson "Slavemaster" serial killer. When Morrison was elected AG – after years of Phil Kline – it looked like we might actually have some decent justice happening in Kansas state-wide. Unfortunately, someone very quickly dug up some sexually inappropriate behavior on his part and he had to resign from the AG before he was able to accomplish anything. I was so angry at him for having done something so incredibly stupid because he was the first chance in a long time we had at finally getting some common sense jurisprudence going on and not just trying to find ways to make it harder for women to get abortions or other atrocities on Phil Kline's agenda – and he blew it. He just blew it.


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