Sue Boldra who was born and raised in McPherson County has thrown her hat in the ring to replace current United State's Congressman Jerry Moran, who has filed to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Boldra is a Republican and was in Liberal last week at Moran's town hall and talked with kscbnews.net about her campaign.
Kansas state senator Tim Huelskamp and former Republican gubernatorial candidate and current state senator Jim Barnett are a couple of the notables who have started raising money and have said they are also running for the spot. However, Boldra said she is the only candidate who has officially filed to be on the ballot for the Republican primary. No one has filed on the Democrat side either.
"Everyone is out there raising money. I am the only one who's name is on the ballot at this point. I'm the only one who has registered with Ron Thornburgh's office, the Secretary of State's office," Boldra said.
Boldra added that she has always wanted to run, and planned to earlier when Moran planned to run for Governor back in 2002. However, Moran then decided against running for Governor because he felt he could be more effective in Congress to help with the war on terror. Boldra said she would never run against Moran, so this is her first opportunity.
Boldra's campaign slogan is to bring bold leadership for Kansas. For more information on Boldra visit her official website at www.sueboldra.com.
Kscbnews.net has confirmed with the Kansas Secretary of State's office that Boldra is the only candidate to file for U.S. Congress as of Tuesday afternoon. Candidates have until June 10 to file. The primary will take place in August of 2010.