The mailings that have been sent out against Josh are very damaging and put together by professionals. Apparently they’ve gone out to every household in the district…money isn’t an issue for these organizations. We’ve just got to hope that people realize that Josh’s positives blow away these false negatives put forward by out-of-state groups telling us how to vote.
Also among the dirty campaign mailers, the unshaven, bearded Josh was pictured as someone not to trust. The picture was taken when he was a college student at the time he was preparing for the lead in a religious play at Sterling college. Two years ago when we did the blitz tour of districts, Tim Null appeared at the stop in Gypsum with a beard to his waist and in bibbed overalls. That’s all anyone had ever seen him in for years. Somehow that is different.
Yesterday, friends of Josh’s blitzed south Salina going door-to-door with campaign cards. Null’s team went through the area later and removed all of Josh’s cards.
Governor Sebelius campaigned for Josh at a fund-raiser with 200 people at the Hickory Tree. Neither the Governor nor Josh mentioned Tim Null’s name. Not once. The Journal didn’t even recognize the Governor’s appearance in Salina with a story.
Recently Attorney General Phill Kline and House Speaker Doug Mays did a fund-raiser for Tim at Rolling Hills Zoo where 75 people attended. Every speaker there bashed Josh, so I was told. The Journal did a full spread on the event.
Well, with this kind of political climate, it will be extremely difficult to get good, honest, intelligent moderates to run for office. Only the extreme fringe will be elected as the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity can spend endless amounts of money without coming under the ethics reporting laws. They have spent thousands of dollars on four races in the state in an effort to defeat the incumbents, Josh being one of them.
I still have faith that there are enough good people in the 108th who can see through all the scam and will vote the way they know is best for our district and the state. Josh is a moderate if ever there was one. He’s no tax and spend liberal. Pete Brundgardt, a moderate Republican from Salina, and Josh share almost all the same votes. Of course, Pete is too moderate and intelligent for the the extremists wingnuts too and his office is being picketed daily.
I encourage you to take a look at the good job Josh has done for two years and stick with what works. He’s on the right track. He has helped build coalitions with Republicans and his deportment is such to make us most proud of him. He speaks well, is a positive thinker and can represent our interests in an intelligent manner. We can take pride in the way Josh represents us.