Kansas Liberty: 11 December 2008
In the 2010 version of musical chairs, he'll try to take Jerry Moran's seat
Huelskamp announces a run for Congress
Sen. Tim Huelskamp, the veteran Fowler Republican, has announced he'll pursue a seat in the U.S. Congress for 2010.
Huelskamp wants to fill the First Congressional District opening left by western Kansas' Rep. Jerry Moran.
Moran already has announced his intention to run for the seat being vacated by Sam Brownback in the US Senate.
Huelskamp made his decision after meetings in Washington, D.C., left him “somber and fearful” of the direction the government is taking under the new leadership of President-elect Barack Obama and other Democrats.
“Leaders in Washington in both political parties have lost touch with the fundamental principles that most Americans live our lives by every day - common sense, fiscal responsibility, and the traditional moral values and respect for individual freedoms that built this country,” Huelskamp said in a statement.
“I am absolutely convinced that now is the time for a new class of principled leaders in Washington who will stand up for these and other core American values. We need folks who are willing to stand boldly for truth and the principles upon which our nation was built.”
Huelskamp has served in the Kansas Senate since 1996.
- Holly Smith