The federal races include endorsements for Congressman Jerry Moran (R) for U.S. Senate, and 3 GOP Congressional candidates: Sen. Tim Huelskamp (1st district), Rep. Kevin Yoder (3rd district), and Mike Pompeo (4th district).
At the top of the KFL-PAC list for state-wide races is the GOP gubernatorial team of U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback and running mate, Kansas Sen. Jeff Colyer.
Also endorsed is Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach (R) and both candidates for State Treasurer: Ron Estes (R) and incumbent Dennis McKinney (D). Neither Insurance Commissioner candidate is endorsed.
Due to his improved pro-life record, candidate questionnaire and personal interview, the KFL-PAC gave Attorney General candidate, Sen. Derek Schmidt (R), a “recommendation” which is qualified support, not a full endorsement. We are confident that he is the preferred candidate to the Sebelius-appointed-incumbent, AG Stephen Six (D).
After a lively primary season with a preponderance of pro-life candidates, only 20% of the 125 House races are without a pro-life candidate. Of the 100 state rep candidates that the KFL-PAC supports, 65 are proven pro-life incumbents.
There is no pro-life candidate for the singular state Senate seat (district 7) on the ballot. In the 5 state Board of Education races, the KFL-PAC endorses one challenger, Willie Dove (district 1) and incumbents John Bacon (district 3) and Ken Willard (district 7).
Kansas has 246 trial judges and judge magistrates– 129 are currently appointed and 117 are chosen by the voters. A limited number of judges have earned the KFL-PAC’s support. KFL-PAC has issued no opinion on many of the judges because there is too little information available on which to base an opinion.
The KFL-PAC also favors the 1st District ballot initiative which would replace the selection process with election for the District Court judges in the Leavenworth area.
The KFL-PAC’s “Fire Beier” campaign continues, opposing retention of the 4 state Supreme Court justices that are on the ballot. Two of the four justices, including Carol Beier, were appointed by Sebelius from candidates nominated by a committee of 5 attorneys and 4 gubernatorial appointees (see details in past KFL posts here and here).