Kansas Republican leaders say a
congressional candidate is engaging in revisionist history by
claiming he was kicked off a state Senate panel for opposing
State Senate President Steve Morris and former state Sen. Bill
Bunten - who now is Topeka's mayor - say Sen. Tim Huelskamp was
ousted from the Senate Ways and Means Committee in 2003 because he
wasn't a team player.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Huelskamp's
advertisement claims he was removed from the committee for
"bucking the establishment and fighting wasteful spending."
But Bunten - who replaced Huelskamp on the committee - says the
Fowler Republican couldn't be depended upon by leadership.
A Huelskamp spokesman says Huelskamp wanted to address budget
shortfalls by making cuts, rather than raising taxes as Morris,
Bunten and others wanted to do.