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In Tonight’s Debate, Watkins Should Explain to Seniors his Views on Privatizing Social Security & Raising the Retirement Age

October 22, 2018 In Tonight’s Debate, Watkins Should Explain to Seniors his Views on Privatizing Social Security & Raising the Retirement Age Topeka, KS – In an interview with the Lawrence Journal-World published last week, Steve Watkins said he was open to privatizing Social Security. Policy analysts have long acknowledged that privatization of the program would lead to massive transition costs, including cuts to benefits that seniors have worked their whole lives to earn. And at the first televised debate between Watkins and Paul Davis last Thursday, Watkins said “Now we made a deal and we can’t go back on [...]

By | 2018-10-22T16:01:00+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on In Tonight’s Debate, Watkins Should Explain to Seniors his Views on Privatizing Social Security & Raising the Retirement Age

Kevin Yoder Is Hiding NRA Cash and “A” Rating

October 22, 2018 Kevin Yoder Is Hiding NRA Cash and “A” Rating Topeka, KS – NRA filings with the Federal Election Commission reveal that the group cut a check for Kevin Yoder’s reelection campaign on February 13, 2018, the day before the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Kevin Yoder’s filings do not disclose receipt of the check, the second contribution from the NRA that year. The NRA had cut its first check on January 29th, and Yoder cashed it on February 6th. Yoder’s campaign had stressed that this contribution was received before the Parkland shooting, in an apparent effort to [...]

By | 2018-10-22T11:11:02+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kevin Yoder Is Hiding NRA Cash and “A” Rating

Statement on Dodge City Polling Place Relocation

October 20, 2018 Statement on Dodge City Polling Place Relocation Dodge City, KS – The decision to move the single polling place in Dodge City to an out-of-town location more than a mile away from the nearest bus stop is an act of voter suppression, plain and simple. The Kansas Democratic Party is combating this suppression by raising funds and recruiting volunteers to ensure all eligible Dodge City voters are able to vote and have their vote counted. To support this effort, please go to KansasDems.org/DodgeGOTV. Unfortunately, this recent development is not the first time voting rights have been [...]

By | 2018-10-20T16:34:38+00:00 October 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Statement on Dodge City Polling Place Relocation

Kevin Yoder Identified in Possible Trump Pay-For-Endorsement Scheme

October 19, 2018 Kevin Yoder Identified in Possible Trump Pay-For-Endorsement Scheme  Topeka, KS – A Fast Company report published Wednesday identifies a pattern of Republican politicians spending campaign money at Trump properties, such as the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., who are then quickly endorsed by Donald Trump. Kevin Yoder was singled out as a beneficiary of this possible scheme. The report comes as, yesterday evening, Mike Pence returned to Kansas for a $10,000 a plate fundraising dinner on behalf of Kris Kobach, a vocal Trump supporter. The dinner echoes Pence’s most recent stop to Kansas on behalf of [...]

By | 2018-10-19T12:34:25+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kevin Yoder Identified in Possible Trump Pay-For-Endorsement Scheme

After Debate, Kansas Democrats Launch Website Highlighting Watkins’ Pattern of Lies

October 19, 2018 After Debate, Kansas Democrats Launch Website Highlighting Watkins’ Pattern of Lies Topeka, KS – The Kansas Democratic Party launched WhosSteveWatkins.com, a one-stop resource for educating voters about the unanswered questions of Watkins’ candidacy. It highlights Watkins’ lies about his business career, and time as an adventurer; his unclear positions on critical issues; and his unwillingness to host non-partisan public events. Said Kansas Democratic Party Spokesman Zach Helder, “Each time we learn something new about the real Steve Watkins, his candidacy becomes more alarming. He is running for a position of public trust– voters need to count on [...]

By | 2018-10-19T08:21:04+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on After Debate, Kansas Democrats Launch Website Highlighting Watkins’ Pattern of Lies

Fact Checking the Steve Watkins & Paul Davis Debate

October 18, 2018 Fact Checking the Steve Watkins & Paul Davis Debate Topeka, KS – Tonight, Steve Watkins and Paul Davis met for the first televised debate in the Kansas 2nd Congressional District. In the debate, Watkins continued to double down on his lies, and invented some new ones along the way. WATKINS: “We can’t go back on that deal [Social Security].” FACT: Watkins Said In A Recent Interview That He Was “Not Opposed To Privatizing Government Functions” Including Social Security, which would have devastating costs to seniors. WATKINS: “I do believe that those with pre-existing conditions need to be [...]

By | 2018-10-18T19:42:28+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fact Checking the Steve Watkins & Paul Davis Debate

KS-02 Congressional Debate Tonight: 9 Times Steve Watkins Will Lie To Voters

October 18, 2018 KS-02 Congressional Debate Tonight: 9 Times Steve Watkins Will Lie To Voter Topeka, KS – Tonight, Kansans watching Steve Watkins and Paul Davis debate can expect to hear Steve Watkins lie repeatedly about his positions, Davis’ positions, and even his own past. These lies are the reason why his Republican opponents during the KS-02 primary race called him a "fraud" and accused him of lying, while almost 40 KS-02 grassroots leaders announced their opposition to his candidacy after he sent out a misleading mailer. WATKINS: I Support Preserving Protections For Individuals With Pre-Existing Conditions. ALSO WATKINS: “The [...]

By | 2018-10-18T11:57:31+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KS-02 Congressional Debate Tonight: 9 Times Steve Watkins Will Lie To Voters

Steve Watkins Says He Would Privatize Social Security

October 17, 2018 Steve Watkins Says He Would Privatize Social Security Topeka, KS – In an interview with the Lawrence Journal-World published yesterday, Steve Watkins said he was open to privatizing Social Security. Policy analysts have long acknowledged that privatization of the program would lead to massive transition costs, including cuts to benefits that seniors have worked their whole lives to earn. The interview comes just as Republican leaders are dodging responsibility for the deficit ballooning after the GOP’s tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. In the same year that they authorized $2 trillion in deficit spending for their [...]

By | 2018-10-18T11:58:06+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Steve Watkins Says He Would Privatize Social Security

Martin O’Malley to Hold Grassroots Campaign Reception

Sept. 20, 2018 Martin O'Malley to Hold Grassroots Campaign Reception Topeka, KS – We have exciting news! Former Maryland governor and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is coming to Kansas! Gov. O'Malley is ready to help fire up Kansas Democrats ahead of the incredibly important elections this November. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66212 We can't wait to see you there!

By | 2018-09-20T08:49:25+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Martin O’Malley to Hold Grassroots Campaign Reception

KDP Launches Campus Organizer Program

August 30, 2018 KDP Launches Campus Organizer Program Topeka, KS – The Kansas Democratic Party has hired 12 campus organizers at seven universities across the state in order to capitalize on the incredible political energy and enthusiasm among students this year. These organizers are working to mobilize students on campus, register voters, encourage young people to get involved this election cycle, and increase youth voter turnout. As part of this new KDP initiative, campus organizers will host phone banks, canvassing events, and voter registration drives to help carry Democrats to victory in November. 2018 KDP campus organizers are listed below: The [...]

By | 2018-09-20T08:25:46+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KDP Launches Campus Organizer Program