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Kansas law recognizes that the right of organized as well as unorganized interests to influence governmental policy is an integral part of the American and Kansas political process. Such efforts are based in large part on the constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and association and the right to participate in one’s government. The thrust of existing legislation is not to hinder such activity but rather to ensure that it is carried out in view of the public.

In this context, the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission is charged, in part, with administering the state’s lobbying law, which provides for the registration and reporting of expenditures by lobbyists.

Who Must Register as a Lobbyist?
Any person to whom any of the following applies must register as a lobbyist:
Any person employed to a considerable degree to lobby;
Any person formally appointed to a specific position as the primary representative of an organization or other person to lobby in person on state property; or
Any person who spends $100 or more in a year for lobbying exclusive of personal travel and subsistence expenses.

When to Register
A lobbyist must register in any calendar year before engaging in lobbying. Such registration expires annually on December 31 of the year for which the lobbyist is registered. Any person who registers to lobby must pay a registration fee for each employer, client, or organization such lobbyist represents. Registration fees are as follows:
1. $35 if the lobbyist anticipates spending $1,000 or less for lobbying in a calendar year;
2. $300 if the lobbyist anticipates spending more than $1,000 for lobbying in a calendar year; and
3. $360 if registering as an employee of a lobbying group or firm.

All lobbyists under the purview of the Commission must file either an Affidavit of Exemption From Filing Lobbyist Employment and Expenditures Reports or the periodic Lobbyist Employment and Expenditures Reports.

The Commission’s staff enters expenditure data from the Lobbyist Employment and Expenditures Reports. Statistics and the recipient’s name are available to be viewed from this Internet site link to Expenditure Data.

http://www.kansas.gov/ethics/Lobbying/

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What’s more important, a candidate with a “R” after the name or a Platform with a “R” before it’s name?

 

KccommunityNews.com

Some fear GOP could fracture

Loren Stanton lorenstanton@npgco.com 913-385-6068POSTED: 10:00 am CDT July 5, 2011UPDATED: 12:00 am CDT July 10, 2011
 

Sun Illustration by Chuck Kurtz
Is there a split in Kansas’ Republican Party? Some say yes.

For years now there has been a clear power struggle within the Kansas Republican Party, but some major party figures say something about that tussle has changed. 

The rift between conservatives and moderates, they maintain, is widening into a chasm that could have significant implications for the party and the state. 

“I see Kansas Republicans being more divided than in years past,” said Senate Majority Leader John Vratil of Leawood. “There now are three elements in the party. There are the moderates, the conservatives and what I call the radicals. These radicals are a new group, and they have forced conservatives to move even farther to the right.”

With Sam Brownback in the governor’s chair and many others on the right holding legislative seats, conservative forces in the Capitol are stronger than ever.

But many aligned with that side of the party want more. They seek decisive legislative majorities that could push an aggressive conservative agenda.

And if getting there means working for the ouster of more moderate GOP senators, then so be it.

Vratil is one of three such targeted senators from Johnson County, and he is being frank about what is happening and what it could mean. 

“This has a chance to destroy the Kansas Republican Party as an effective political entity,” Vratil said. “Even Bob Dole would be considered a RINO by (their) standards. He has told me that.”

One Johnson County-based conservative political group called Union of Patriots recently held what it called a RINO (Republican In Name Only) Retirement Dinner. Its intent was to rally support for defeating Vratil and fellow Johnson County moderates Sens. Tim Owens and Terrie Huntington. 

While there long have been conservative Republicans who rise up to challenge moderates, Vratil sees a key difference this time. Some sitting Republican legislators are openly endorsing efforts to challenge fellow GOP incumbents.

“That really has divided the party, and it’s something we’ve never seen before,” Vratil said. 

Steve Shute, co-chairman of Union of Patriots, confirmed that several incumbent legislators attended that RINO dinner. 

The grassroots organization has no links to the Republican Party, and Shute said its primary aim has nothing to do with partisanship. Instead, “We are looking to stamp out corruption,” Shute said.

And, he added, Union of Patriots will oppose policymakers or candidates from any party or ideology whom the group sees as corrupt.

It just so happens that the only targets of the recent dinner were three moderates (or, in Shute’s estimation, liberals) who have helped thwart some conservative initiatives.

The type of corruption Shute alludes to does not involve taking bribes or doing anything else illegal. He rates as corruption such things as Owens bottling up a bill in committee that would overhaul how judges are selected. It is Vratil failing to excuse himself from debate and votes on education issues even though his law firm has represented school district interests. It is both of them “looking the other way” when state agencies engage in practices the group sees as improper or wasteful. 

Vratil clearly believes the kind of internal divide evidenced by the RINO dinner – coupled with what he sees as a radical conservative agenda – could prove detrimental to the party. Kansas voters, he maintains, still are predominantly moderate and they will not accept a Legislature that leans too far either right or left. 

Ronnie Metsker, chairman of the Johnson County Republican Party, does not see things in such dire terms. 

Metsker said that while he always emphasizes party unity, there is no escaping the fact that the GOP has diverse points of view in Johnson County that sometimes will clash.

“My challenge as county party chairman is to bring people together. With that in mind, we were able to win 33 of the 35 (legislative) contests we had candidates in last time. So when there is talk that the party is fractured and that Republicans are divided, no. No,” Metsker said. “I don’t know that we have a fracture, but I think we are having a family discussion.”

At the same time, he acknowledged that all the election successes might be adding to tensions within the party. 

“Once you have won everything it seems the only place to go is to shoot at one another, and we’re probably experiencing that right now,” Metsker said. 

The stakes candidates will be shooting for in the next election are high as far as control of the Legislature is concerned. A coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans kept some parts of the conservative legislative agenda from being implemented in this year’s session, but it would not take much to alter the dynamic.

According to Vratil’s math, if two Senate seats shift from moderates to conservatives, the balance of power also will shift. 

“The Senate serves as a very good backstop for rational commonsense thinking,” Vratil said. Take away those two votes, and the backstop disappears, he said. 

Clay Barker, executive director of the Kansas GOP and also a Leawood resident, agrees with Metsker. He believes that once the dust of the primaries settles, party unity will be restored regardless which candidate emerges victorious. 

“We all will be dedicated to supporting the winner. We’ll pull behind all with an R behind their names,” Barker said. “At their core almost all Republican candidates have similar core beliefs.”  (NOlathe Note: Maybe the R in front of The Party Platform is more important than the R after a candidate’s name?)

But Sen. Owens of Overland Park, another of the so-called RINOs, also believes the rhetoric and tactics now being employed by some on the right will be damaging.

“If they continue in the right-wing hard-core Republican belief of things and display an angry and vicious approach to things, it will backfire on them,” Owens said. “People are going to get tired of that and want us to get back to rationality.” 

Recently, Owens called a press conference to refute an inaccurate accusation lodged against him by a conservative blogger.

The blog entry maintained that Owens had lied about having received three Bronze Stars while serving in Vietnam as a colonel in an infantry intelligence unit. Owens produced the medals and certificates proving they were his. The blogger ultimately apologized. 

While no one in the party structure had anything to do with that incident, Owens said such things happen when the political climate is so divisive. 

Even some Democrats are sympathizing with their beleaguered moderate Republican colleagues.

Senator Minority Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka said he agrees with Vratil that a more conservative push would lead to policies most Kansans would oppose. Of course, Democratic legislators must rely on forming a coalition with Republican moderates if they hope to achieve their goals. 

“We have a mainly moderate majority in the Senate. Our role is not to push an agenda that is right or left, but to prevent things (from either extreme) from becoming law,” Hensley said. 

The U.S. Congress, Hensley believes, could take a lesson from Kansas senators in how to form an effective bipartisan coalition. If the next election shifts the Senate to a conservative majority, however, Hensley fears that example of cooperation will be lost.

http://www.kccommunitynews.com/johnson-county-sun/28449026/detail.html

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” We are driven by our JCRP mission: to ensure the election of all Republican candidates and be the “go to” resource for all things Republican for the people, candidates and elected officials in Johnson County.”  http://www.johnsoncountyrepublicanparty.com/ 

“Every human being, born or unborn, has an inalienable right to life which cannot be infringed. We believe life begins at conception.”  JCRPKS Platform http://www.johnsoncountyrepublicanparty.com/what-we-believe/Party%20Platform%202010.pdf

Full text of HB 2218  http://www.votesmart.org/billtext/33774.pdf

Vote March 23, 2011 http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_member.php?cs_id=33774 

Johnson County Senate Votes

Abortion Regulations

HB 2218Issues: Abortion Issues, Reproductive Issues
Date: 03/23/2011
Sponsors: List of Sponsors
     

 

Bill Passed
(Senate)

How members voted
(24 – 15)

 

District

Name

Party

Vote

 

7

Sen. Terrie Huntington

republican

NO

 

8

Sen. Thomas Owens

republican

NO

 

9

Sen. Julia Lynn

Republican

YES

 

10

Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook

Republican

YES

 

11

Sen. John Vratil

republican

NO

 

23

Sen. Robert Olson

Republican

YES

 

37

Sen. Raymond Merrick

Republican

YES

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Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission

Campaign Finance Data

Itemized Contributions for
The Senate

 

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ADKINS, DAVID

07/13/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 ADKINS, DAVID 09/09/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 499.99 ADKINS, DAVID Subtotal for Candidate 999.99


ALLEN, BARBARA

07/08/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 ALLEN, BARBARA 07/26/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 ALLEN, BARBARA 09/07/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 ALLEN, BARBARA 09/14/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 ALLEN, BARBARA 10/18/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 ALLEN, BARBARA 12/05/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 ALLEN, BARBARA 12/09/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 ALLEN, BARBARA Subtotal for Candidate 2600.00


APPLE, PAT

10/24/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 APPLE, PAT 10/29/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 APPLE, PAT Subtotal for Candidate 600.00


BARONE, JIM

08/02/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 BARONE, JIM 10/19/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 BARONE, JIM 10/23/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 BARONE, JIM 10/24/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 BARONE, JIM 12/13/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 BARONE, JIM Subtotal for Candidate 1800.00


BECKER, RICH

06/06/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 BECKER, RICH 07/29/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 BECKER, RICH Subtotal for Candidate 750.00


BETTS JR, DONALD

06/17/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 BETTS JR, DONALD 06/18/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 BETTS JR, DONALD 09/29/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 BETTS JR, DONALD Subtotal for Candidate 2000.00


BISHOP, ELIZABETH

07/29/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 BISHOP, ELIZABETH Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


BOYER, ROB

07/28/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 BOYER, ROB Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


BROWN, RANDY

09/02/2004 RUFFIN, CHRISTOPHER 500.00 BROWN, RANDY 07/13/2004 RUFFIN, COURTNEY 500.00 BROWN, RANDY 07/06/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 BROWN, RANDY 07/26/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 BROWN, RANDY 08/31/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 750.00 BROWN, RANDY 07/12/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL JR 500.00 BROWN, RANDY 08/31/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL JR 500.00 BROWN, RANDY 07/06/2004 RUFFIN, VICTORIA 500.00 BROWN, RANDY 08/31/2004 RUFFIN-STEIN, MICHELLE 500.00 BROWN, RANDY 07/13/2004 RUFFIN-STEIN, MICHELLE LYNNE 500.00 BROWN, RANDY Subtotal for Candidate 5250.00


BRUCE, TERRY

07/16/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 750.00 BRUCE, TERRY 08/05/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 BRUCE, TERRY 10/15/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 750.00 BRUCE, TERRY 11/01/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 BRUCE, TERRY 11/19/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 BRUCE, TERRY Subtotal for Candidate 2400.00


BRUNGARDT, PETE

10/20/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 BRUNGARDT, PETE 11/13/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 BRUNGARDT, PETE 12/02/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 BRUNGARDT, PETE 12/23/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 BRUNGARDT, PETE 12/26/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 BRUNGARDT, PETE Subtotal for Candidate 1550.00


BUHLER, MARK

09/02/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 BUHLER, MARK 11/25/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 BUHLER, MARK Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


CARMODY, TIM

12/21/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 150.00 CARMODY, TIM Subtotal for Candidate 150.00


CARPENTER, WILL

08/02/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 CARPENTER, WILL Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


CHESBRO, VERN

07/28/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 CHESBRO, VERN Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


CORBIN, DAVID R

08/02/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 CORBIN, DAVID R 10/30/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 CORBIN, DAVID R 11/09/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 CORBIN, DAVID R 07/17/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 CORBIN, DAVID R 12/28/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 CORBIN, DAVID R 12/29/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 CORBIN, DAVID R Subtotal for Candidate 2000.00


DEVRIES, PETER

07/29/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 DEVRIES, PETER Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


DONOVAN, LES

08/23/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 DONOVAN, LES 12/19/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 DONOVAN, LES Subtotal for Candidate 750.00


EMLER, JAY

12/26/2001 RUFFIN COMPANY 250.00 EMLER, JAY 07/28/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 EMLER, JAY 10/23/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 EMLER, JAY 07/29/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 EMLER, JAY 09/21/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 EMLER, JAY 11/26/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 EMLER, JAY 12/15/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 EMLER, JAY Subtotal for Candidate 2600.00


FELECIANO JR., PAUL

10/21/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 FELECIANO JR., PAUL 12/23/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 FELECIANO JR., PAUL Subtotal for Candidate 750.00


FRANCISCO, MARCI

07/25/2008 RUFFIN COMPANY 300.00 FRANCISCO, MARCI 09/19/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 FRANCISCO, MARCI 10/24/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 FRANCISCO, MARCI Subtotal for Candidate 900.00


FRANK, KITTY

08/11/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 FRANK, KITTY Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


FRIEDEN, PAMELA

07/29/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 750.00 FRIEDEN, PAMELA Subtotal for Candidate 750.00


GIBBENS, MIKE

10/20/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 GIBBENS, MIKE 10/30/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 GIBBENS, MIKE Subtotal for Candidate 1000.00


GILSTRAP, MARK

07/29/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 GILSTRAP, MARK 08/20/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 GILSTRAP, MARK 09/21/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 GILSTRAP, MARK 11/26/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 GILSTRAP, MARK 11/26/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 GILSTRAP, MARK 11/30/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 GILSTRAP, MARK 12/20/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 GILSTRAP, MARK Subtotal for Candidate 2350.00


GOOCH, U.L. RIP

08/04/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 1000.00 GOOCH, U.L. RIP 10/25/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 GOOCH, U.L. RIP Subtotal for Candidate 1500.00


GOODWIN, GRETA

08/03/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 GOODWIN, GRETA Subtotal for Candidate 1000.00


HALEY, DAVID

12/31/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 150.00 HALEY, DAVID 10/19/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 HALEY, DAVID 12/08/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 HALEY, DAVID 12/15/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 200.00 HALEY, DAVID 12/30/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 HALEY, DAVID Subtotal for Candidate 1400.00


HELGERSON, HENRY

10/26/2000 RUFFIN CHRISTOPHER 1000.00 HELGERSON, HENRY 10/26/2000 RUFFIN JR. PHIL 1000.00 HELGERSON, HENRY 10/26/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 1000.00 HELGERSON, HENRY 07/20/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 HELGERSON, HENRY 10/14/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 HELGERSON, HENRY 12/16/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 HELGERSON, HENRY 10/26/2000 RUFFIN-STEIN MICHELLE 1000.00 HELGERSON, HENRY Subtotal for Candidate 5750.00


HENSLEY, ANTHONY

10/25/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY 10/27/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY 07/12/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY 09/18/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY 10/18/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY 10/29/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY 10/29/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY 12/21/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY 07/05/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL (REFUNDED $1,000 8/4/08) 1000.00 HENSLEY, ANTHONY Subtotal for Candidate 5500.00


HOLLAND II, G. THOMAS

07/18/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 HOLLAND II, G. THOMAS Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


HORGAN, PATTY

07/30/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 HORGAN, PATTY Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


JACKSON, DAVE

11/25/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 JACKSON, DAVE 12/02/2002 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 JACKSON, DAVE Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


JENKINS, LYNN

07/27/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 JENKINS, LYNN 10/17/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 JENKINS, LYNN 12/20/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 150.00 JENKINS, LYNN Subtotal for Candidate 900.00


JOHNSTON, DOUGLAS

07/26/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 JOHNSTON, DOUGLAS 12/22/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 150.00 JOHNSTON, DOUGLAS Subtotal for Candidate 650.00


KAUTZ, TOM

09/22/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 KAUTZ, TOM Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


KELLY, LAURA

07/25/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 KELLY, LAURA 09/19/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 KELLY, LAURA 10/24/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 KELLY, LAURA Subtotal for Candidate 900.00


KNIGHT, BOB

07/13/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 KNIGHT, BOB Subtotal for Candidate 1000.00


LEDOUX, TRENT

07/23/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 LEDOUX, TRENT Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


LEE, JANIS K.

10/29/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 LEE, JANIS K. 07/18/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 400.00 LEE, JANIS K. 09/14/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 LEE, JANIS K. 09/19/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 LEE, JANIS K. 11/21/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 LEE, JANIS K. 12/16/2002 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 LEE, JANIS K. 12/27/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 LEE, JANIS K. Subtotal for Candidate 2750.00


MANGAN, STEPHEN

07/28/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 MANGAN, STEPHEN Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


MARSH, GENE

07/25/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 MARSH, GENE Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


MARSHALL, ROBERT D

07/26/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 MARSHALL, ROBERT D Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


MEAD, LAURA

08/21/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 MEAD, LAURA Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


MORRIS, STEVE

10/16/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 MORRIS, STEVE 12/04/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 MORRIS, STEVE 07/11/2006 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 MORRIS, STEVE 09/16/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 MORRIS, STEVE 10/24/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 MORRIS, STEVE 10/27/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 MORRIS, STEVE 12/21/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 MORRIS, STEVE Subtotal for Candidate 3500.00


O’CONNOR, KAY

12/05/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 O’CONNOR, KAY Subtotal for Candidate 250.00


OLEEN, LANA

10/24/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 OLEEN, LANA Subtotal for Candidate 250.00


OWENS, THOMAS (TIM)

07/25/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 OWENS, THOMAS (TIM) Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


PEREZ, SHALA

07/18/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 PEREZ, SHALA Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


PETTY, MARGE

10/20/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 PETTY, MARGE 10/28/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 PETTY, MARGE Subtotal for Candidate 750.00


PINE, ROGER

09/27/2007 RUFFIN ENTERPRISES 300.00 PINE, ROGER 10/18/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 PINE, ROGER 11/04/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 PINE, ROGER Subtotal for Candidate 1100.00


PRAEGER, SANDY

07/28/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 PRAEGER, SANDY 10/20/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 PRAEGER, SANDY 11/12/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 PRAEGER, SANDY Subtotal for Candidate 1250.00


RASURE, DAN

07/23/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 RASURE, DAN Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


ROMAN, PETE

07/28/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 ROMAN, PETE Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


SCHMIDT, DEREK

07/27/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 SCHMIDT, DEREK 10/17/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 SCHMIDT, DEREK 09/28/2006 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 SCHMIDT, DEREK 09/29/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 SCHMIDT, DEREK 10/24/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 SCHMIDT, DEREK 11/10/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 SCHMIDT, DEREK 12/05/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 SCHMIDT, DEREK 12/15/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 SCHMIDT, DEREK Subtotal for Candidate 3550.00


SCHMIDT, VICKI

12/23/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 SCHMIDT, VICKI 12/27/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 SCHMIDT, VICKI Subtotal for Candidate 600.00


SCHODORF, JEAN

10/26/2000 RUFFIN HOLDINGS INCORPORATED 500.00 SCHODORF, JEAN 10/26/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 SCHODORF, JEAN 07/29/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 SCHODORF, JEAN 11/01/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 SCHODORF, JEAN 12/19/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 SCHODORF, JEAN 12/20/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 SCHODORF, JEAN Subtotal for Candidate 2150.00


STEINEGER, CHRIS

10/25/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS 12/29/1998 RUFFIN PHIL 100.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS 06/26/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS 09/11/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS 09/11/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS 10/22/2002 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS 10/29/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 1000.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS 12/05/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS 09/19/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL (REFUNDED $100 12/31/07) 300.00 STEINEGER, CHRIS Subtotal for Candidate 4200.00


STEPHENS, HARRY

10/19/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 STEPHENS, HARRY 12/24/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 STEPHENS, HARRY Subtotal for Candidate 750.00


TADDIKEN, MARK

07/28/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 TADDIKEN, MARK 11/29/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 TADDIKEN, MARK 12/12/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 TADDIKEN, MARK Subtotal for Candidate 900.00


TEICHMAN, RUTH

07/28/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 TEICHMAN, RUTH 08/01/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 400.00 TEICHMAN, RUTH 09/05/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 TEICHMAN, RUTH 10/15/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 TEICHMAN, RUTH 10/20/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 TEICHMAN, RUTH 11/25/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 TEICHMAN, RUTH 12/26/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 TEICHMAN, RUTH 12/27/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 TEICHMAN, RUTH Subtotal for Candidate 2750.00


THIMESCH, DANIEL

10/20/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 THIMESCH, DANIEL Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


UMBARGER, DWAYNE

12/11/2006 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 UMBARGER, DWAYNE 12/19/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 UMBARGER, DWAYNE 12/31/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 UMBARGER, DWAYNE 09/19/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL (REFUNDED $300 6/27/2008) 500.00 UMBARGER, DWAYNE Subtotal for Candidate 1550.00


VRATIL, JOHN L

08/21/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 10/05/1999 RUFFIN PHIL 500.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 10/20/2000 RUFFIN PHIL 250.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 06/06/2006 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 09/19/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 10/01/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 11/28/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 12/05/2001 RUFFIN, PHIL 250.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 12/12/2002 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 10/15/2007 RUFFIN, PHIL (REFUNDED $500 6/30/08) 500.00 VRATIL, JOHN L 09/12/2003 RUFFIN, PHIL (REFUNDED $500 7-13-04) 500.00 VRATIL, JOHN L Subtotal for Candidate 4750.00


WALTER, JULIE GOVERT

09/14/2004 RUFFIN, PHIL 300.00 WALTER, JULIE GOVERT Subtotal for Candidate 300.00


WEILAND, GALEN

07/17/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 WEILAND, GALEN Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


WEINHOLD, CAROLYN

07/29/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 WEINHOLD, CAROLYN Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


WIMMER, RON

07/23/2008 RUFFIN, PHIL 500.00 WIMMER, RON Subtotal for Candidate 500.00


WYSONG, DAVID

12/12/2005 RUFFIN, PHIL (REFUNDED $300 3-14-06)              300.00 WYSONG, DAVID
          Subtotal for Candidate    300.00

YEP!

kdunwoody2@aol.com       www.NOlathe.com      Ken Dunwoody

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Question: During the 2008 election cycle, how much money did Mr. Phil Ruffin donate to Kansas State Senators?           

 Please meet Mr. Phil Ruffin http://www.forbes.com/lists/2005/54/H6MZ.html a self made billionaire and well respected entrepreneur from Wichita, Kansas.  A significant portion of his business involves the gaming industry in Nevada and Kansas.  Well within the law, below documents Mr. Ruffin’s campaign contributions to the elected Kansas Senators during just the most recent election cycle.  Clicking on the underlined reference will take you to the actual Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission documents.

                                                 KANSAS STATE SENATE

Majority Party: Republican

Senate Republican Leadership Committee- 7/28/08  for  $50,000
 
President-  Stephen Morris   10/28/08  for  $1,000  and 1/12/09  for $1,000 

Vice President-  John Vratil  7/1/08  for  $1,000 

Majority Leader-  Derek Schmidt   1/10/09  for   $1,000

Assistant Majority Leader-  Vicki Schmidt  (previous election cycles)

Assistant Majority Whip-  Jean Schodorf   7/31/08  for  $300 and 10/27/08 for$300
                               
Minority Party-  Democrat

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee   10/31/08  for  $50,000

Minority Leader-  Anthony Hensley   7/27/08 for $1,000  and 1/10/09  for $1,000

Assistant Minority Leader-  Janis Lee  10/27/08   for $400

Minority Whip-  Laura Kelly   7/31/08   for   $300 

Minority Caucus Chairperson-  Tom Holland   7/31/08  for $500 

                        Other Senators receiving contributions from Mr. Ruffin

                              Jay Elmer  Rep.  #35  $300
                              Marci Francisco  Dem.  #02   $300  and  $300
                              Bob Marshall  Rep.  #13   $500
                              Chris Steinger  Dem.  #06   $1,000
                              Dwayne Umbarger  Rep.  #14   $500

God Bless the American entrepeneur.  But if you want to gamble, be a Kansas farmer and grow wheat.

kdunwoody2@aol.com       www.NOlathe.com    Ken Dunwoody

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