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I don't need to worry about what Margie Wakefield is saying.  I know Obamacare is BAD.
It appears that all Congressmen/Congresswomen in Kansas (all Republicans) are unanimously against Obamacare and for shutting down the U.S. government because of it.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins is certainly one of them.  As the news release states, Congresswoman Jenkins will stop at nothing to defund Obamacare if that means avoiding a government shutdown:

WASHINGTON – Today Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) voted in support of H.J. Res 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, to keep the government open through mid-December without increasing spending levels, and to allow the House time to finish its appropriations process. Congresswoman Jenkins released the following statement after the vote:

“Today, the House passed legislation absolutely necessary to keep the government open and continue providing vital services for Americans. This bill is a straight-forward extension that does not increase spending, defunds the President’s health care law, and prevents a government shutdown.  

“Thanks to the President’s health care law, businesses across the country are dropping workers and their spouses from their employer-based healthcare coverage, and some are being forced to lay off workers altogether. President Obama has delayed certain aspects of his law that most affect his corporate donors and recently some unions have asked for an exemption. While he has delayed the law for corporations, to date the President remains opposed to a delay or exemption for individual Americans.

“While the President refuses to act, Kansans who are struggling to fight for themselves and their families in this weak economy have sent me to Washington to fight for them – to help make life a little easier for them. This is what I intend to do, and it starts with repealing and replacing the President’s health care law. It is now the responsibility of the U.S. Senate to give the American people a real debate about the punishing impacts of this unworkable law.”

However, current Democratic challenger to Rep. Lynn Jenkins in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District is having none of this:

Friday’s vote by the House to take us closer to a government shutdown, and potentially defaulting on our obligations is dangerous for the US and world’s economy Kansas Dems and could be devastating for the economic security of every American.

The danger of the GOP’s opening gambit in the shutdown-default debate isn’t going unnoticed.

Here’s what Kansas Democratic Party Second Congressional District Candidate Margie Wakefield said about today’s vote:

“The broken politics from those in Washington like Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins are now hurtling us towards a total government shutdown which would hurt Kansas families at every level and deliver a self-inflicted wound that our economy cannot afford,” said Margie Wakefield. “Lynn claims that she voted today to continue funding the government, but we all know that’s not true. This was a vote to shut down the government, pure and simple It is past time for Congresswoman Jenkins to stop the political gamesmanship, stop standing in the way of solutions, and get to work passing a budget that will help businesses create jobs and protect Kansas families. In Congress, my commitment to the people of Kansas is to work with both Republicans and Democrats to focus on solutions instead of this reckless partisanship.”

Here's Wakefield being interviewed about her candidacy:

In addition, Wakefield's campaign seems to be under way and the fundraising has started.

Dear Knowledge,

Monday is a huge day: it marks the most critical fundraising deadline that our campaign has faced so far this year.

Lynn Jenkins is anxiously waiting to see what kind of numbers we report to the Federal Election Commission -- and we have to be able to show them just how strong this campaign is.

I know we have what it takes to win in 2014, but if we don’t have a strong turnout this September we could fall behind on our grassroots goal -- and against our opponent. We can’t leave this district vulnerable to more radical republican nonsense.

Will you pitch in $3 or whatever you can to our Grassroots Response Fund before September 30th’s critical fundraising deadline?

When we stand together, we stand strong. I know we can do this.

Please chip in now to help us bring common sense solutions back to Congress.

Click here to give before the critical September 30th fundraising deadline >>

Thanks for all your support,

Margie Wakefield

Paid For By Margie Wakefield for Kansas
Margie Wakefield for Kansas
PO Box 1191
Lawrence, KS 66044

Of course, Congresswoman Jenkins won re-election to represent KS-02 by a wide margin:

So yes, KS-02 is a red district in the deep red state Kansas.

However, Lynn Jenkins also happens to be this same woman who had the nerve to be insensitive to a constituent who brought her own daughter and was struggling with healthcare:

So why would anyone in KS-02 ever vote for someone like Jenkins?  Beats me.

Anyway, if you decide to vote and support Margie Wakefield for Congress and want to give the GOP in Kansas hell, below is the necessary information for you to do so.

Margie Wakefield for Congress:




Originally posted to Knowledge Democrats on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 03:28 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kansas & Missouri Kossacks.


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