WICHITA, Kan. - Todd Tiahrt's (R-Goddard) U.S. Senate campaign today announced that the Liberal, Kansas TEA Party group, We the People have endorsed his campaign. From the heart of Congressman Moran's district, conservatives are responding to Tiahrt's message of commonsense conservative leadership you can count on.
An endorsement from the group required a 70% vote by the membership present.
"I am very pleased to see that Todd received over 70% of the vote and earned the 'We the People' group endorsement," said Jim Rice, one of the organizers/leaders of the We the People TEA party group in Liberal, Kansas. "The group researched each candidate and selected the one they felt would best represent them in the U.S. Senate and Todd Tiahrt is that man."
The We the People group was formed nearly a year ago and meet once a month to better inform themselves about the political system, candidates, issues and becoming politically active in the community. "I believe the result of the groups vote is due to members researching and learning all they can about each candidate, then selecting the one they feel will best represent them", says Rice. "In this case they decided Todd Tiahrt is their man."
Tiahrt is the leading conservative running to replace Sam Brownback in the United States Senate. He is the only candidate for the Senate who has never voted for a tax increase, and he has been recognized throughout his career for fighting to lower taxes, traditional values and limited government.
We the People joins the growing list of conservative groups to endorse Tiahrt including the Tea Party Express, the Northwest Johnson County Republicans organization, the Kansas 9.12 Project, the Kansas Federation of College Republicans, the Independence Caucus of Kansas, Concerned Women for America PAC, Kansans for Life PAC, Family Research Council PAC, Citizens United, the Traditional Values Coalition and Eagle Forum.
Tiahrt also has the support of conservative leaders from across the state and nation, such as Gov. Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, former Congressman Tom Tancredo, Karl Rove, Dr. James Dobson, Steve Forbes, Dick Morris, Rep. Mike Pence, former US Attorney General John Ashcroft, Sen. Jim Inhofe, Kansas House Majority Leader Ray Merrick, Kansas House Speaker Pro Tem Arlen Siegfreid, Kansas House Assistant Majority Leader Peggy Mast, Kansas House Majority Whip Rob Olson, 23 Fourth District State Legislators, JC Watts, Erick Erickson, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Morton Blackwell, Tony Perkins, David Keene, former Sen. George Allen, Congressman Mike Rogers, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, former Congressman Jim Ryun, and conservative talk radio icon Mark Levin.