If you believe that Congressman Tim Huelskamp is an honest, principled family-values candidate, you should really reconsider. Perhaps he got into politics with the intention to fight the corruption and the lies of politicians. However, in his 18 years as a career politician, he has completely become that thing he once railed against. His recent smear campaign against his challenger, Alan LaPolice, demonstrates a lack of integrity and morality.
Alan LaPolice, after graduation from a Kansas High School, volunteered to join the United States Army. This infantryman voted by military absentee ballot while fighting for us in the first Gulf War. Mischaracterizing his vote as never voting in Kansas is just one of the untruths or half-truths in the ten attacks launched by the incumbent.
As reported in the Garden City Telegram, Tim Huelskamp uses his power to threaten prominent farmers and business leaders. According to the Telegram, following a debate on July 2, the congressman told an Executive of a local ethanol plant that he was going to "make (him) pay when he gets back to D.C." When he gets back to D.C., the place he claims to hate so much, that has become his “preeminent center of power”.
We the voters have the power and we need to rectify this. Please vote Aug. 5 for a positive change. Vote in the Big First Republican Primary Election to send Alan LaPolice to Congress.
— Kent Roth, Ellinwood