State Representative Kevin Yoder confirmed today that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 3rd district to replace retiring Rep. Dennis Moore. Yoder joins 2008 nominee Nick Jordan, and previously filed candidates - Lightner, Scherer, Rysavy and Gilyeat. Semi-incumbent nominee Jordan raised just over $1.1 million for the race last year - but that was in 08 when the field was pretty clear for him. We're guessing Yoder looked over Jordan's FEC reports before deciding if he could mount a credible challenge.
“Having led the fight in Topeka to reign in government spending, we are now prepared to take this battle to Washington ,” Yoder continued. “A reckless disregard for the future economic well-being of our children and grandchildren has become all too common in our nation’s capitol.”
Rep. Yoder’s campaign will be focused on bringing fiscal sanity back to Washington , common-sense solutions to create jobs for Kansans, reducing the cost of quality health care, and protecting services for seniors. “We deserve an experienced leader who will stand up to Congress on job-killing policies such as ‘cap-and-trade’, ‘card check’, and the government takeover of health care.”
Some say Jordan had his chance and should step aside, others say Yoder's too young and can wait. We just hope the two don't destroy each other in a nasty primary and let the to-be-named Democrat run away with the seat. I think we all can agree that either of these guys is a million times better than Dennis Moore the Sequel.