IN the Joplin Globe of Joplin, Missouri (on the Kansas border) we read U.S. senator seeking GOP nod in Kansas gubernatorial bid. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Kansas Democrats and Republicans will tab candidates for contested statewide races when they go to the polls Aug. 3.
“Tab”? That must be Joplin talk for “vote in a party primary.” Let’s read on:
Two Republicans, Sam Brownback and Joan Heffington, are seeking their party’s nomination for governor.
We’ve heard of Brownback. Solid GOP material. You probably know this:
Brownback was appointed to fill former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s seat in 1996 and was elected to the seat in 1998 and 2004. Prior to serving in the Senate, Brownback served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1996 and prior to that Brownback served as the Kansas secretary of agriculture.
He said his decision to run for governor and leave the U.S. Senate was made in part because he pledged that he would serve only two full terms in the Senate. Brownback said supporting economic growth is the key to solving the state’s current budget woes.
No surprises there. What about his opponent? Here you go:
Heffington, a home builder, has lived in Derby for more than 45 years. She received a master’s degree in administration from Wichita State University and is currently the president of Heffington Homes Inc.
We know what you’re thinking: That’s nice, but boring. We know that. And so, dear reader, as a reward for staying with this Kansas stuff as long as you have, here it comes:
Heffington said she would insist that a “biblical and constitutional reason exist for the passage of any new law.” She also calls for the teaching of Christianity versus evolution in public schools.
This is her campaign website: Heffington for Governor. Most impressive!
But wait — there’s more. Here’s one last excerpt from the Joplin Globe:
Heffington’s running mate is Mark Holick, who currently is the pastor of Spirit One Christian Center in Wichita.
Smart move! It’s always good to have a preacher as one’s running mate. Here’s his church’s website.
You know your Curmudgeon will be watching this one. Mark your calendar: Aug. 3 is primary election day.
Come on, Heffington! We’re counting on you.
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