The Associated Press has an article out today on how Lynn Jenkins is for extending tax cuts and repealing ObamaCare. Click here to read the full article.
Cheryl Hudspeth arrived in Topeka for a campaign visit alone, no entourage or staff. Just Hudspeth in the family van after the long drive from southeast Kansas.
The Girard resident admits the size of the 2nd Congressional District makes it tough for a candidate to reach from the Oklahoma border in the south to the northern tier of counties bordering Nebraska. Voters may not know her well, Hudspeth said, but they know Republican Lynn Jenkins.
"Most people are confused what district they're in, but as soon as I tell them who I am running against they know precisely who their representative is and how unhappy they are," Hudspeth said. "People are feeling they aren't getting good representation.":
Jenkins is seeking her second term in Washington. Also on the ballot is Libertarian Robert Garrard of Edgerton.
Jenkins is a political veteran, having served one term each in the Kansas House and Senate before a stint as state treasurer. In 2008, she defeated incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda.
Jenkins was once largely identified with Republican moderates. She then received a 92 percent rating from the American Conservative Union for 2009, her first year in Congress.
She's become a reliable vote in the House against President Barack Obama's legislative agenda, most notably the $862 billion economic stimulus package in 2009. Jenkins said cutting taxes would do more to stimulate the economy, and she's outraged at the size of the federal debt.
"Washington can spend all it wants, but is not going to grow us out of this slump," Jenkins said.
The threat of expiring tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and government regulation are keeping companies and small businesses who otherwise might be looking to invest in the economy from investing, she said.