Former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach is running for the U.S. Senate and has a commanding lead over the rest of the pack to gain the Republican nomination for the seat that will be abdicated by Pat Roberts next year, a new poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group has shown.
The poll was commissioned by the Free Forever PAC, which is chaired by journalist Ryan Girdusky who was formerly a correspondent with the One America News Network. Girdusky said the poll was released “just to have more facts out there.” It rebuts a smear campaign from the national Republican establishment that Kobach is unelectable.
“The only poll taken in the Senate race was the NRSC poll,” Girdusky said, referring to the National Republican Senatorial Committee that is staunchly against Kobach.
The poll shows Kobach leading the second place contender Roger Marshall, who is a U.S. House Rep from Kansas’ 1st Congressional district, by 15 percentage points. Kobach receives 32.9 percent of the support from voters while Marshall receives 18.2 percent support. None of the other declared candidates received more than 4.9 percent of support from voters in the poll, and 39.1 percent remain undecided.
While Kobach leads comfortably in the poll of candidates currently running for the office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may pose major problems to Kobach’s ambitions. According to the poll taken by Trafalgar with Pompeo’s name included, Kobach is in a statistical dead heat with him. Kobach receives 25.8 percent of support in that poll while Pompeo receives 25.5 percent.
Establishment Republicans are attempting to convince Pompeo into leaving his role in the Trump administration and challenging Kobach.
Kobach said that he takes Pompeo “at his word that he intends to stay at the State Department. But this poll shows that if he does return to Kansas to run for the Senate, it will be a tight race all the way to the end.”
Pompeo has maintained that he does not want to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas next year, but his recent actions indicate otherwise. He has been traveling to Kansas frequently, met with representatives from the Kansas Farm Bureau this week, and made a personal Twitter account that could be used for his Senate campaign.
“The Kansas race is still unfolding. I’ve said several times—I’m not sure the president agrees with this — that I’d love to see the secretary of state run for the Senate in Kansas,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this year.
“The widely held assumption is that he’s preparing a run, because he wants the reputation of a tough man without having to take on all the political risks that position requires,” a senior administration official said to McClatchy DC. “Pompeo has never stopped being a congressman – he’s a congressman serving as a secretary of state.”
“The fear is getting fired like the last guy and having his entire political career ended by tweet,” the official added.
After stuffing the Trump administration with Never Trumpers, Pompeo’s potential reward may be a U.S. Senate seat. Kobach’s poll numbers show that the race would be competitive against the establishment’s choice, as he has tech mogul Peter Thiel and other influential “America First” donors firmly behind him.
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Pelosi is Emboldened by Coronavirus Bailout, Vows to Dupe Republicans Harder Next Time
The Democrats’ socialist agenda is winning big during the coronavirus panic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pulled the wool over the eyes of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans with last week’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The disaster relief money was earmarked for many liberal pet projects, and Pelosi aims to do the same thing for the next round of bailouts.
She said on Monday that House Democrats are already preparing another massive stimulus bill, using the coronavirus pandemic to enact more socialism. She is likely to include massive infrastructure spending and serious government intervention into the health care markets in the upcoming legislation.
“Our first bills were about addressing the emergency. The third bill was about mitigation. The fourth bill would be about recovery. Emergency, mitigation, recovery,” Pelosi said during a conference call.
“I think our country is united in not only wanting to address our immediate needs — emergency, mitigation, and the assault on our lives and livelihoods — but also, how we recover in a very positive way,” she added.
Republican leaders are up in arms about how Pelosi is exploiting a crisis to get her partisan agenda muscled through Congress, but it is unclear if they have the courage to actually stop her.
“They’re approaching it — it seems like — as an opportunity to pass their political and ideological agenda. We’re approaching it as, ‘How do we protect the public health and our economy?’ And those are pretty divergent goals,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said.
Pelosi is eager to exploit the coronavirus crisis quickly and use the panic and fear in the public as an excuse to massively increase government spending and control.
“I do think that it is really important that as soon as we are here, we are ready to pass legislation,” she said.
President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans did Pelosi’s bidding when they moved forward a $2 trillion bailout bill that included funding for liberal policy goals that had nothing to do with the coronavirus.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) sounded the alarm over the sham and attempted to get Congress to actually deliberate and vote on the bill. It instead passed on a voice vote with most legislators sequestered away from Washington D.C.
"This was a wealth transfer… do the math. The $1,200 check is just the cheese in the trap" @RepThomasMassie stood alone in Congress against last week's 2 trillion-dollar stimulus package. He explains why it SHOULDN'T have been a controversy. #istandwithmassie pic.twitter.com/nPPNYh5vkS
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 30, 2020
Massie’s principled stand against Pelosi’s profligate spending bill earned him a tongue lashing from President Trump, who now wants Massie replaced in Congress because he’s too conservative.
…& costly. Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus wasn’t their fault. It is “HELL” dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the “big picture” done. 90% GREAT! WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
With no Republicans seemingly willing to stand up against Pelosi, there will likely be more bailout socialism on the way as the Democrats use coronavirus for their far-left power grabs.
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