Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Tuesday, 02 September 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Candidates in the Big First Discuss the Issues at Forum
06/23/2010

(Left) Jim Barnett, (Center) Rob Wasinger, (Right) Sue Boldra all wait for the Candidates Forum to begin Tuesday night at the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater.

Seven candidates vying for a spot in the U.S. Congress in the Big 1st District in Kansas gave their views on a variety of topics to over 100 people in attendance at a candidates forum Tuesday night at the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater.

The topics discussed were illegal immigration, health care reform, abortion, info-structure, and energy.

During the topic of abortion, it was surprisingly Republican Marck Cobb of Galva who said despite personally being pro life that he is pro choice when it comes to legislation. Democrat Alan Jilka of Salina said he is pro life along with the other five Republicans in the race. Rob Wasinger of Cottonwood Falls and Tim Huelskamp of Fowler each used personal examples as to why they are pro life. Wasinger has ten children, while Huelskamp has adopted several children into his family.

Jilka and Cobb are the only two candidates in favor of amnesty when it comes to illegal immigration. All seven did agree that the borders need to be secured with Sue Boldra of Hays insistent that a wall must go up. Boldra also stressed how she is the only citizen candidate in the race as she has been a school teacher for over 20 years.

When it came to health care, Jilka said he felt like everyone needed to give the new law a chance to work. Tracey Mann of Salina quickly responded by saying he strongly disagrees and that giving it a chance to work will destroy health care for years to come in America. The other five Republicans also echoed what Mann said and are all in favor of repealing the law.

Jim Barnett of Emporia and Huelskamp both stressed that their records in the state senate show fiscal responsibility and that they have already proven that they'll do what they say. Barnett also said his experience as a medical doctor will help him when it comes to health care.

All of the candidates have had some sort of farming experience and claim agriculture is very important to them along with continuing Congressman Jerry Moran's work to improve Highway 54. They also all agreed, including Jilka the Democrat that the United States should be attempting to get energy anyway possible right now, including continuing offshore drilling.

The forum aired on B107.5 and was sponsored by the Liberal Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Chambers of Commerce, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, B107.5 KSCB Radio, High Plains Daily Leader, and the Southwest Times Newspaper. The forum was also taped by Smokey Hills Public Television and will air on July 8.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested In Death of A Turpin Child
Local Director Sets Auditions For Seventh Movie
No Child Left Behind: Kansas Gets Waiver, Oklahoma Loses Theirs
Oklahoma Woman Injured In Weekend Crash
Hugoton FFA Chapter Attends State Conference for Chapter Leaders
Murdock To Replace Blackwell In Oklahomas 61st District
Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves Taxiway Improvements
Sublette Looks to Kraft More Wins in 2014  
2014 Community Health Fair set for Oct. 4
A Makeover in Meade  
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Non-Injury Accident Reported Tuesday Afternoon
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested In Death of A Turpin Child
Jayhawk League Adds Two Teams and Commissioner
Oklahoma Woman Injured In Weekend Crash
Redskins Open with Win Over West
Aggies Set to Rev it Up on the Road
Seward Stumbles in Final Day at Vernon
Seward Spikers Split in Vernon
Action Begins in First Week of September at LHS
Hugoton Schools Receives Special Innovative District Status
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group