Friday, December 16, 2005


Overland Park man challenges Moore:
Chuck Ahner of Overland Park today became the first Republican to announce his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District, which includes east Lawrence.
I heard about this over the summer, and I wasn't impressed with Ahner then. Beyond the $100,000 he gave himself, he hasn't been raking in the dough, while Congressman Moore is doing well, and Ahner had hardly spent any money as of November.

We'll see how he stands on the issues, but if he's the real deal, you'd expect more than 11 donors, and you'd expect some serious names on there. Names. Bob Dole is a good start, but not enough to indicate that Ahner has institutional support in Kansas politics. It looks like the big guns are waiting to see what will happen.