PompeoForCongress.com http://www.pompeoforcongress.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:56:14 EST K-State Collegian: Pompeo visits campus Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Read article here.

Rep. Mike Pompeo visited K-State Tuesday as part of his campaign for the 4th District U.S. House seat. The Republican incumbent, who soundly defeated former Rep. Todd Tiahrt in the August primary 62 to 37 percent, now faces Democratic challenger Perry Schuckman for the seat.

Schuckman said Pompeo’s vote against this year’s farm bill would have increased milk prices if the bill hadn’t passed, according to a Wichita Eagle article.

“I think it comes down to not understanding the economics of those families who are stuck at $7.35-per-hour jobs,” Schuckman said in the article.

Pompeo said the concerns over milk prices were unfounded since Congress would have continued to work until a bill did pass.

“Perry’s crazy,” Pompeo said. “It’s a complete lie. It’s a lie. Had the bill not passed, the price of milk would not have gone up. Had the bill really failed, we would have gone back at it again.”

Some 500 troops from Fort Riley were sent to Iraq and other countries in the Middle East this month to coordinate with foreign troops in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIL). Pompeo said he supports sending in American ground troops as well.

“I actually just got back from the Middle East,” Pompeo said. “I’m happy with what we’re doing so far. Airstrikes are fine, but they don’t begin to address the reality of the threat to the United States presented by radical Islamic terrorism.”

He said the situation compared to other battles Americans fought.

“My generation was the tail end of the Cold War,” he said. “Before that, you had Nazism. This will ultimately be this generation’s fight, this battle where radical Islam continues to want to take on the West in fundamental ways, in the same way these other ideologies wanted to do before. I think we’re going to be at this for a while. We ought to be vigorous and thoughtful and effective in the way we respond.”

Pompeo said Kansans should care about ISIL because the group’s goal is to kill Americans.

“The organizations that are dominated by this Islamist ideology are intent on killing Americans here in America,” he said. “For me, this is not about democracy in Syria or nation building in Iraq or any of these other places. This is about the fundamental security of the American people.”

At the Kansas Family Strengthening Summit in 2011, Pompeo said families were at the very core of the nation. However, he said he does not believe that statement applies to families of same-sex couples.

“I don’t agree with (same-sex marriage),” he said. “I think marriage ought to continue to be between one man and one woman. So do most Kansans, for what it matters. I think when it was on the ballot (the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage), 70 percent (voted in favor of the ban). There was overwhelming support for it in the state of Kansas.”

The constitutional ban passed in 2005 with 70 percent approval. However, a recent survey by Public Policy Polling showed 44 percent of Kansans in favor of same-sex marriages and 49 percent opposed.

“I think as you look back at civilization, look back at history, you find the strength of these families having a father and a mother is the ideal condition for childbearing,” Pompeo said. “Doesn’t mean there aren’t great families with single parents, great young men and women raised without either parent. If you’re asking for what is ideal, I think it’s being raised by a man and a woman.”

With 25 wind farms and almost 3,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity, Kansas is one of the top wind energy producing states in the country, according to a Wichita Eagle article.

Federal tax credits were given to those wind farm owners. Pompeo said he wants to end the tax credits for all energy sources, regardless of their source.

“For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike have had their favorite energy sources,” Pompeo said. “Iowa, you liked wind, if you’re from Texas, you liked oil. If you were from Washington, you liked hydroelectric. There was an attempt to force consumers to take an energy source because that politician liked it and they did it by these tax credits.”]]>
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Winfield Daily Courier: Letter to the Editor in Support of Rep. Pompeo Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Read letter here.

Proud that Pompeo represents Kansas

To the Editor,

I’m proud that Mike Pompeo is our congressman.  He served in the Army, owned a small business, and has taken our conservative Kansas values to Washington.  He is a leader we can be proud to send to our nation’s capital.  At the same time, he has clearly maintained his Kansas roots because he is back home at every opportunity, meeting with constituents and local businesses.

Mike is a man of character.  He has taken tough positions and tough votes, but has always been honest and forthright with the people he represents.  Mike understands that in order for our economy to improve, big government has to get out of the way of businesses in Kansas.  This way, we can create jobs and opportunities for our communities.

We should be proud of the work Mike is doing to grow the economy, cut wasteful spending, and protect our nation from those who intend to do us harm.  It isn’t common to have a representative this dedicated.  Let’s keep him working hard for us in Congress.  Vote for Mike Pompeo on November 5!

Arleth Uranga

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Join Mike at the Arkalalah Parade this Saturday! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Friends,

Arkalalah is one of the most popular and highly anticipated festivals in South Central Kansas. Since 1928, families have been attending this October celebration and enjoying the parade, carnival, street games, and crowning of the Arkalalah Queen.  Mike, Susan, and Team Pompeo invite you to join us as we walk in the Arkalalah Parade on Saturday, October 25!  Bring your friends, family, and neighbors.  After the parade, enjoy the carnival, food court, tractor pulls, car show, and arts and crafts booths.  For a complete list of activities at Arkalalah, click here.  

Put on your comfortable walking shoes and meet us in Ark City or ride with us from the campaign office.  We’ll provide plenty of water bottles for our parade walkers.  Come meet the great folks of Ark City and celebrate a wonderful town in our district.  If you live in Ark City, please come grab a T-shirt and walk with us!  See details below:

Saturday, October 25

Arkalalah Parade
Team Pompeo is lining up at 1 PM, Parade begins at 2 PM

If you want to travel with the Team: Team Pompeo is leaving from the campaign office at 416 S. Market St. in Wichita.  We will meet at the campaign office at 11:40 PM.  Click here for a map.  Team Pompeo will travel to Ark City at 11:50 AM and arrive at 1 PM to line up.

If you’d prefer to meet us in Ark City: We will be lining up at the intersection of Maple and Summit streets.  You can park along side streets near the intersection.  Click here for a map.

Check out this video of Team Pompeo walking in the Maize Fall Festival Parade on October 11.  See how much fun we have?!

Click anywhere on the image to watch our video!

And enjoy a few photos taken from last weekend's parade in Haysville:

 

 

Team Pompeo walked in the Haysville Fall Festival Parade on October 18, 2014.

 

 

Chuck Miller drove his Thunderbird in the Haysville parade. Thanks, Chuck!

 

 

Winnie Laughlin and her jumping dog, Mercy, entertain Haysville parade attendees!

Just look for Team Pompeo shirts and the Pompeo banners and signs at the parade.  Wear your T-shirt!  We will have extra T-shirts there if you need one.

Stock up on your Team Pompeo goodies!  We’ll bring everything you need, including Pompeo for Congress bumper stickers, wristbands, and buttons.  Be sure to take everything you want home for yourself and to share with your friends, family, and coworkers!

We hope that you will join us at the Arkalalah Parade on Saturday.  Please contact me at the number below if you have any questions.  You are always welcome to call the campaign office at (316) 633-4700 or stop by and visit us at 416 S. Market in Wichita. (Click the address to view a map.)

We’ll see you Saturday!

Sincerely,

Amy Rider
Deputy Campaign Manager
(316) 210-8587
Pompeo for Congress

P.S.

Join us for a sign wave!  Tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 22), Team Pompeo will be standing outside Spirit, Cessna, and Beech waving Pompeo for Congress signs at passing traffic from 3:30 – 4:30 PM.

We’ll be waving signs again on Tuesday, October 28, from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at Kellogg and Webb, 21st and Tyler, and Central and Rock.  Give me a call at (316) 210-8587 if you’d like to join us!

In case you missed it...

Butler County Times-Gazette: Letter to the Editor in Support of Rep. Pompeo

Butler County Times-Gazette: Another Letter to the Editor in Support of Rep. Pompeo

Butler County Times-Gazette: Candidates discuss issues before election

Wichita Eagle: 4th District race reflects political divide

Fox News: Rep. Pompeo on new terror threats against US

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Support Kansas conservative candidates at our phone bank! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST eam Pompeo,

Election Day is approaching fast and there are several key races conservatives must win!  YOU have the ability to make a difference in our state and country, and your support means more than ever right now.  By volunteering at our campaign office, you will have an impact on the voters of the 4th District.  We need you to come make calls at our phone bank!

Phone banking has an enormous influence – and not just in our race.  Volunteering at the phone bank is the best and easiest way to reach voters around the 4th District and help Get Out The Vote for the Kansas conservative candidates.  Both Senator Roberts and Governor Brownback’s campaigns are counting on OUR phone bank to successfully achieve our call goals.  If we are able to turn out Pompeo voters, it will make a significant difference in the Republicans having a successful election in Kansas onNovember 4th.

Every cable news channel is covering the Senate and Governor’s race every two hours.  We are in the news because these races are tight – but Team Pompeo is not going to let the Democrats win! As conservatives, we must unite to move Kansas and the United States in the right direction, toward greater economic and personal freedom.  All across the country, Americans are fighting to take back the Senate.  We have a real chance to take out Harry Reid as a Majority Leader; Republicans only need to gain six seats!  We must keep Pat Roberts working hard for us in the Senate, and we MUST keep Kansas under Republican leadership with Sam Brownback as our governor!

 

 

Campaign volunteers helping to Get Out The Vote!

So, drop by our campaign office and make some phone calls with Team Pompeo!  Become a captain by bringing a group of friends – we need phone bank leaders to take charge and help us reach our calling goals.  We provide meals, delicious snacks, and refreshing beverages for our volunteers, and you can win big prizes, too!  Here are some of the FANTASTIC incentives:

  • To be a phone bank captain, bring in a team of three or more friends and work together to make as many calls as you can.  You and your team will win free Warren Theatre movie passes for volunteering at least one hour!
  • Our top phone banker of the week (whoever logs the most phone calls) will win a $25 gift card!
  • Team Pompeo will provide meals for those who come in during evening hours!

Call me, Maddy Hesse, at (316) 641-9679 to get more information on our phone bank program or to sign you and your friends up for a session!  We are open Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 8 PM.  Read this message from one of our regular campaign volunteers, Dennis Beebe:

"I enjoy making phone calls for Mike Pompeo. I like it so much that I made 2,300-plus phone calls for Mike leading up to this year's primary. It's great talking with people, and an awful lot of them are already committed to voting for Mike. Team Pompeo has the most supportive group of volunteers. Best of all, I know I'm making a real difference for Kansas."  Dennis Beebe

 

 

Dennis Beebe, our top phone banker last week, received a dinner gift card!

So, what do you say?  Join Dennis and the rest of Team Pompeo on the campaign trail!  Please contact me at the number below if you have any questions.  And as always, you're welcome to call the campaign office at (316) 633-4700 or stop by and visit us at 416 S. Market in Wichita!

Now is the time to stand up for common-sense Kansas values.  Come volunteer at our office and help make a REAL DIFFERENCE on Election Day!

Best,

Madeline Hesse
Field Representative
(316) 641-9679

P.S.

Come walk with us in this Saturday's parade!

Saturday, October 25: Arkalalah – 2 PM

Watch this video of Team Pompeo in the Maize Fall Festival Parade!  See how much fun we have?

And join us for a sign wave!

Wednesday, October 22: Aviation Waves from 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Spirit, Cessna, and Beech

Tuesday, October 28: Rush Hour Waves from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at Kellogg and Webb, 21st and Tyler, Central and Rock.

In case you missed it...

Butler County Times-Gazette: Letter to the Editor in Support of Rep. Pompeo

Butler County Times-Gazette: Candidates discuss issues before election

Wichita Eagle: 4th District race reflects political divide

Fox News: Rep. Pompeo on new terror threats against US

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Getting Votes the Old Fashioned Way! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Friends,

In 2010 (Mike’s first campaign), we brought back an old fashioned campaign tactic that was fun and successful in getting out the vote—and getting out the vote for Mike.  Many of you will remember ourPOSTCARDS FOR POMPEO program, as you sent out hundreds of these postcards to your family and friends.  You sent them to your friends at church, your book and bunco clubs; your neighbors—some of you even mailed the postcards to all or part of your Christmas card list.  POSTCARDS FOR POMPEOwere all the rage with our volunteers and they were landing in mailboxes in big numbers in Sumner, Cowley, Sedgwick and Butler counties.  We knew we were humming when people were receiving more than one postcard—and telling us that these postcard personal endorsements from their friends and family made a difference in their 2010 voting decision!  Volunteer Norma Mercer sent postcards to her entire Christmas card list in 2010 and reeled in dozens of voters.  Thanks, Norma!

Help us make a difference now, in 2014! The postcards are pre-printed with a short bio about Mike, but with space for you to handwrite your own brief message on why YOU are voting for Mike OR you may type up a short message, copy it and stick it on with double stick tape!  If you need help with what to say or typing and copying your message, just call the office (316) 633-4700 and Amy, Maddy or I are happy to help!

 

 

Call the office today or email me at courtney.moore@pompeoforcongress.com and let us know how many postcards we can send you—10, 20 or 30?  SPECIAL DEAL:  For the first five people to request 20 or more postcards, we’ll include the stamps as our thank you!

Best,
Courtney Moore
Communications Director
(316) 295-7757

P.S.

Come walk with us in this Saturday's parade!

Saturday, October 25: Arkalalah – 2 PM

And join us for a sign wave!

Wednesday, October 22: Aviation Waves from 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Spirit, Cessna, and Beech

Tuesday, October 28: Rush Hour Waves from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at Kellogg and Webb, 21st and Tyler, Central and Rock 

In case you missed it...

Butler County Times-Gazette: Letter to the Editor in Support of Rep. Pompeo

Butler County Times-Gazette: Candidates discuss issues before election

Wichita Eagle: 4th District race reflects political divide

Fox News: Rep. Pompeo on new terror threats against US

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Butler County Times-Gazette: Letter to the Editor in Support of Rep. Pompeo Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Butler County
To the Editor,
As a former teacher, I know that successful children have many caring adults in their life.  I see this with my own grandchildren.  My grandson, Stephen Andersen, recently started his first post-college, professional job.  One of the caring adults in his life for many years is the father of his close friend.  This man served as a job reference for Stephen and celebrated along with us when Stephen landed this important first job.  He took Stephen on family trips; enjoyed lots of Shocker basketball with Stephen in tow—not to mention movies and meals.  They share jokes and interests and Stephen always consoles him during the annual Army-Navy football game.
This Christian man of character and integrity who has genuinely cared about Stephen alongside his own son, Nick, as the boys grew up is our current Congressman, Mike Pompeo.  I have watched this relationship over the years with joy and admiration.  Mike Pompeo is a man of depth and honor.  His son, Nick, who has been to my farm several times, is a special person too.
I encourage you to join me in voting for Mike Pompeo on November 4th.
Ruth Jean Andersen
Anthony, KS
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Butler County Times-Gazette: Candidates discuss issues before election Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST See article here. 

      • Candidates for national, state and local elections shared their thoughts at a Leadership Butler Candidates Forum Thursday night at The Point Events Center in Augusta.

    By Kent Bush 

    Augusta, Kan.
    Candidates for national, state and local elections shared their thoughts at a Leadership Butler Candidates Forum Thursday night at The Point Events Center in Augusta.
    Congressman Mike Pompeo began the night by telling those in attendance he was proud the budget deficit had shrunk during his four years in Congress but he isn’t satisfied with how spending decisions are made at the federal level.
    “This is not a Barack Obama problem,” said Pompeo, who defeated Todd Tiahrt in a heated primary and is facing far less of a challenge from Democrat opponent Perry Schuckman in the General Election. “This problem has existed for 60 years no matter who has controlled congress or resided in the White House.”
    Pompeo said he believed getting spending under control would help accelerate the economy.
    Pompeo advocated for closing the borders and said his military experience of working along the Berlin Wall showed you can know who is coming into your country. He also discussed coming home almost every weekend.
    He said he enjoyed coming home to Kansas and seeing how policies are affecting people in his district. Pompeo also enjoys speaking to student groups when he is back in the district.
    One of the most popular candidates in attendance was the Libertarian candidate for Governor, Keen Umbehr.
    His thoughts on moving Kansas to a “fair tax” system were well received by audience members and candidates who spoke later in the evening from both parties.
    Umbehr pointed out one of the interesting points of Kansas tax law is business owners don’t pay tax on what they earn. The theory is those business owners will employ more people with the money they save.
    Umbehr says that creates an unfair system.
    “I believe all laws should apply to all people all the time,” Umbehr said. “I don’t pay taxes on what I earn but 1.4 million wage earners in this state have income taxes taken out of their checks. That just isn’t right and people know it.”
    Umbehr was also critical of the lifetime exemption on property taxes for huge wind turbines across parts of Kansas. He said guaranteeing that power has to be purchased from these companies and then exempting them from property taxes on the equipment has led to companies making huge profits while schools in those areas are being cheated out of their fair share of the revenue.
    Umbehr also advocated for school choice.
    “Public schools do a great job. My kids all went to public school and they are all doing very well,” he said. “But people should have a right to take their children where they want to school. The money should follow the student and not the school district.”

    Secretary of State candidate Jean Schodorf told the crowd she hoped to restore the office to the people of Kansas.
    “I won’t be a part-time Secretary of State who of goes to all of these other states to work and runs a part-time law firm out of the office,” Schodorf said. “I will be a Secretary of State for the people of Kansas and won’t push an extremist personal agenda and embarrass our state on the national level by playing partisan games with the office.”
    Schodorf said when she was in the State Senate she voted for the Kobach secure voting bill. But she says Kobach misled the legislators about how the bill would be enforced and she wants to serve in that office to make the program work as promised.
    Other candidates who attended the forum were State House District 12 and 75 candidates.
    In District 12, Democrat Eden Fuson is challenging Republican Virgil Peck for the office.
    Fuson said her interest in politics began when she was only 16. She said per pupil funding is at 1994 levels and that isn’t an adequate investment in education.
    Peck was proud of his vote to fund education and remove the statewide mandate for due process for teachers in Kansas. He said moving the due process issue to the local level was the best policy.
    He also said expenditures on education, when retirement programs and other costs are included, have never been higher.
    When asked if the legislature would have funded education at the same level without the lawsuit filed by schools against the state, Peck said they probably wouldn’t have.
    “You are asking me to read the minds of my colleagues and I can’t do that,” Peck said. “But no, I don’t think the legislature would have put in as much without the lawsuit. And a lot of other things wouldn’t have happened without that lawsuit.”
    Democrat Keri Ratliff is challenging Republican Will Carpenter for the District 75 seat.
    Ratliff said she got in the race because of April’s education funding bill.
    “You don’t mess with a woman’s kids,” Ratliff said. “And they did take away due process. They say they didn’t. But when something is there and you remove it, you took it away.”
    She said if the state legislature believed moving due process to the local level was the best idea, it should have taken place in the open and not some last minute, late night deal that no one knew was coming. The measure legislators passed was never debated in committee or the house floor before it was attached to the education funding bill.

    Carpenter said he was proud that he hasn’t sponsored or written any bills.
    “There are too many bills already,” Carpenter said. “They are clogging the system.”
    Carpenter said he likes the idea of a fair tax to replace the income tax, but replacing the entire system is a difficult task.
    “There is too much corporate and personal welfare in the state right now,” Carpenter said.


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Join Mike at the Haysville Fall Festival Parade this Saturday! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Friends,

It’s time for the 30th Annual Haysville Fall Festival!  Mike, Susan, and Team Pompeo invite you to join us as we walk in the Haysville Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, October 18!  Bring your friends, family, and neighbors.  After the parade, enjoy the carnival, food court, tractor pulls, car show, and arts and crafts booths.  For a complete list of activities at the Haysville Fall Festival, click here.  

Put on your comfortable walking shoes and meet us in Haysville or ride with us from the campaign office.  We’ll provide parade entry buttons and plenty of water bottles for our parade walkers.  Come meet the great folks of Haysville and celebrate a wonderful town in our district.  If you live in Haysville, please come grab a T-shirt and walk with us!  See details below:

Saturday, October 18

Haysville Fall Festival Parade
Line up begins at 7:30 AM, Parade at 9 AM

If you want to travel with the Team: Team Pompeo is leaving from the campaign office at 416 S. Market St. in Wichita.  We will meet at the campaign office at 6:50 AM.  Click here for a map.  Team Pompeo will travel to Haysville at 7:00 AM and arrive for the 7:30 AM line up.

If you’d prefer to meet us in Haysville: We will be lining up at Haysville West Middle School, located at 1956 W. Grand Ave., at 7:30 AM.  You can park along side streets near the school.  Click here for a map.

 

 

Team Pompeo walked in the Maize Fall Festival Parade on October 11, 2014.

 

 

Eric Craft drives a 1931 Model A in the Maize Fall Festival Parade!

 

 

The Clayton brothers proudly carry the Pompeo banner.

Just look for Team Pompeo shirts and the Pompeo banners and signs at the parade.  Wear your T-shirt!  We will have extra T-shirts there if you need one.

Stock up on your Team Pompeo goodies!  We’ll bring everything you need, including Pompeo for Congress bumper stickers, wristbands, and buttons.  Be sure to take everything you want home for yourself and to share with your friends, family, and coworkers!

We hope that you will join us at the Haysville Fall Festival Parade on Saturday.  Please contact me at the number below if you have any questions.  You are always welcome to call the campaign office at (316) 633-4700 or stop by and visit us at 416 S. Market in Wichita. (Click the address to view a map.)

We’ll see you Saturday!

Sincerely,

Amy Rider
Deputy Campaign Manager
(316) 210-8587
Pompeo for Congress

P.S.

Walk in our next parade…

October 25 – Arkalalah – 2 PM

And join us for a sign wave!

October 22: Aviation Waves – Spirit, Cessna, and Beech

October 28: Rush Hour Waves from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at Kellogg and Webb, 21st and Tyler, Central and Rock 

In case you missed it...

Wichita Eagle: 4th District race reflects political divide 

Fox News: Rep. Pompeo on new terror threats against US

Rep. Pompeo discusses Benghazi on Fox News

Rep. Pompeo discusses Congress and ISIS on Hugh Hewitt’s talk show

Wichita Eagle: U.S. must be resolute against ISIS, Pompeo says

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Help Tom Cotton FIGHT to take back the Senate! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Friends,

We are in the middle of a fight to take back the Senate both here in Kansas and across the country.  Our team has been making get-out-the-vote calls for Kansas Republicans over the past few weeks because we need to do everything we can to make Sen. Harry Reid irrelevant. 

But we’re going further by helping out one of Mike’s closest friends in Congress, Rep. Tom Cotton, from Arkansas.  Tom is a strong Republican running to take the Arkansas Senate seat back from Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor.  This race has been tight for months, with the polls now showing Cotton up by 4% points (45% to 41%), but still under 50%. 

Tom is a true patriot and a real conservative.  He served as an active duty infantry officer and completed combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan and has demonstrated leadership while serving with Mike in the House.

Mike even brought him to Wichita in January for the GOP State Convention and many Kansans had the opportunity to talk to him.  We heard such positive feedback about Tom that we knew we should get everyone on board to help bring his serious brand of leadership to the Senate.

We are making “Calls for Cotton” to contact voters in Arkansas from our campaign office this week every day from 9 AM – 8 PM, and on Saturday from 12 PM – 5 PM.

All of our volunteers say our phone bank system is fun and easy to use – and we provide refreshments and prizes for those who come in! 

 

 

 

 

Rep. Mike Pompeo supports Rep. Tom Cotton!

There is so much at stake this election cycle, and we need to help our friends all across the country and make sure strong conservative leaders, like Rep. Cotton, are elected in November.  If you would like to learn more about Rep. Cotton and get involved to help make a difference, please call the Arkansas Republican Party at (501) 372-7301 or visit their website at www.arkansasgop.org

Come down to the campaign office, located at 416 S. Market, to make some “Cotton Calls” with your friends!

See you soon,

Amy Rider
Deputy Campaign Manager
(316) 210-8587
Pompeo for Congress

P.S.

Walk in these upcoming parades…

October 18 – Haysville Fall Festival Parade, 9 AM

October 25 – Arkalalah – 2 PM

And join us for a sign wave!

October 22: Aviation Waves – Spirit, Cessna, and Beech

October 28: Rush Hour Waves from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at Kellogg and Webb, 21st and Tyler, Central and Rock 

In case you missed it...

Wichita Eagle: 4th District race reflects political divide

Fox News: Rep. Pompeo on new terror threats against US

Rep. Pompeo discusses Benghazi on Fox News

Rep. Pompeo Rips Apart Obama’s ISIL Speech

Rep. Pompeo discusses Congress and ISIS on Hugh Hewitt’s talk show

Wichita Eagle: U.S. must be resolute against ISIS, Pompeo says

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Wichita Eagle: 4th District race reflects political divide Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Read story here.

By Fred Mann

Perry Schuckman and Mike Pompeo stand on opposite sides of a wide philosophical canyon as they campaign for the 4th District U.S. House seat.

Schuckman, the 55-year-old Democratic challenger and former executive director of Wichita’s Nonprofit Chamber of Service, views Pompeo, the Republican incumbent, as a congressman who is out of touch with the middle- and struggling classes.

Pompeo sees Schuckman as a classic liberal who wants the federal government to create more programs, spend more money and redistribute the nation’s wealth.

And yet, the two men happen to have a cordial relationship. Pompeo has spoken at the nonprofit chamber, and Schuckman finds Pompeo “a very likable gentleman.”

Unlike the hotly contested August Republican primary race pitting Pompeo against former Rep. Todd Tiahrt, the race for the Nov. 4 general election has no heat. From the outside, it hardly appears to be a race.

That is in large part because the funding gap between the two candidates is as vast as the philosophical gap. Schuckman, who won’t have to file a campaign finance report with the Federal Election Commission until Wednesday, said he has about $20,000 to $25,000 on hand. Pompeo’s most recent FEC filing, in July, showed him with about $1.7 million.

Schuckman, who lost in the Democratic primary for the District 25 state Senate seat two years ago, has no campaign office of his own and plans no television ads.

He has campaigned in all counties in the district, he said, appearing at county fairs, walking neighborhoods and putting up yard signs. As somebody who opened five homeless shelters and charity medical clinics in California, he has learned to be thrifty, he said.

Pompeo, who is seeking his third term in Congress, has kept a low profile since his battle with Tiahrt, but he said he is taking the race against Schuckman seriously and is setting up a phone bank.

No debates have been scheduled, and Schuckman hasn’t asked for any.

Schuckman faces a tough battle without TV to help him gain needed crossover support from moderate Republicans, said Bob Beatty, political science professor at Washburn University. Although polls show moderate Republicans defecting from the party in races for governor, the U.S. Senate and secretary of state, that isn’t happening on the rest of the ballot.

“There’s potential to get on the coattails of the governor and Senate races,” he said, “but the Democratic candidates have to make themselves known. For Schuckman to get some of those, he’s going to have to spend some money.”

Schuckman’s campaign

The driving factor in Schuckman’s decision to campaign for the office came two years ago: He said Pompeo attended a lunch at the nonprofit chamber and indicated he would cut funding for all the organizations attending the event.

“I just saw there was this great divide where he saw this opportunity for government to get out of the way, and I saw an opportunity for government to be a partner in some things that are community-based,” Schuckman said. “I just think his philosophy is not necessarily about the community. It’s more about trickle-down economics, and trickle-down economics, in my opinion, does not work.”

Schuckman said he is campaigning for social and economic justice. He also supports Sen. Rand Paul’s goal of reducing America’s military footprint across the world, and he wants the nation to heed former President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning about the growth of the military-industrial complex.

“It’s a huge concern of mine, and I think it would be a huge concern to many Republicans and Libertarians, as well,” Schuckman said.

Pompeo said Schuckman’s phrase about social and economic justice is “pretty typical progressive language for this idea of government redistribution of wealth.”

When the government tries to redistribute wealth, “you end up with a lot of folks with very little,” Pompeo said

Concerning social justice, the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the shooting death of a black teen showed the need for community policing to prevent a rift between police and the communities they patrol, Schuckman said.

On economic justice, Schuckman decried the growing gap between the top 1 percent of wealthy Americans and the rest of the country, as well as a minimum wage that cannot sustain families.

And while corporations receive billions of dollars in subsidies, he said, Pompeo and the rest of the Kansas delegation voted against the farm bill, which passed. Had it failed, he said, the price of a gallon of milk would have jumped.

“I think it comes down to not understanding the economics of those families who are stuck at $7.35-per-hour jobs,” Schuckman said.

“There are some people born with boots, some people born with bootstraps, and some born without either one to pull themselves up with,” Schuckman said. “I’ve seen that too many times.”

He has worked with homeless veterans and young families who had no food, he said. Schuckman was executive director of Samaritan House in San Mateo, Calif., which operated medical clinics, food programs and homeless shelters, before he returned to Kansas and headed the nonprofit chamber in Wichita for eight years.

“There are individuals who are in need, and to ignore that and to expect them to pull themselves up automatically is just not going to happen,” he said.

Pompeo said Schuckman is a typical liberal who wants more government programs.

“When I think about that, I always think of a price tag and more spending,” Pompeo said. “ He doesn’t ever speak to how you’re going to pay for it.”

Pompeo’s campaign

If re-elected, Pompeo plans to continue his efforts to cut federal spending and pass legislation that streamlines government regulations to encourage job growth.

He will resume his work on his bill to speed federal approval for natural gas pipelines, he said. That bill passed the House and is pending in the Senate. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has called about a meeting on it, he said. And recently he has been getting inquiries about the bill from Republicans in the northeast, where natural gas prices have spiked because of distribution problems.

As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Pompeo also plans to work on obtaining accurate information about terrorism in the Middle East, which he thinks will be a threat to the U.S. for the next 30 years.

He said President Obama was late on taking action against ISIS. Pompeo said he advocated a year and a half ago for action to crush the rising terrorist group. He saluted Obama for aligning other countries in the region to help in the fight, but condemned him for saying he wouldn’t put boots on the ground.

While the current bombing campaign is a good start, Pompeo said, it may take troops on the ground to halt the threat.

“If we get to where our military leaders and our intelligence operations conclude that this is the only answer, we gotta go,” Pompeo said. “You can’t walk away from it.”

Schuckman said the ISIS situation is an Islamic issue best left to the region to deal with.

“My preference would be to see that issue be resolved as much as possible within the Islamic world,” he said.

Pompeo also will continue to push his bill to ban states from labeling genetically modified foods. It will have its first hearing in Congress on Dec. 10, he said, and he will try to move it across the House floor when Congress resumes in January. He predicts broad bipartisan support for the measure, and hopes to get it through Congress in 11 or 12 months. Pompeo said the bill is an attempt to give food suppliers the ability to provide affordable food for the world.

Schuckman opposes the bill, saying it doesn’t make any sense. He believes food that has been genetically altered should be labeled.

Pompeo also said he will try again to push a bill he introduced two years ago that would eliminate all tax credits for renewable and traditional energy sources.

“It’s my judgment that none of them make sense,” he said.

Schuckman said he is not opposed to cutting oil subsidies, but government has always subsidized the creation and development of new technologies like wind energy, which brings income and good-paying jobs to Kansas.

Pompeo wants to continue efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He said he views it as a disaster, with doctors leaving their practices and patients having problems accessing care.

“The folks who get left behind and harmed the most drastically by this access problem are the very people the president tells us he wants to help,” Pompeo said.

Schuckman supports the act. One reason is personal. His girlfriend, who died of pancreatic cancer, had faced uncertainty about her health insurance after being laid off from her job, but the passage of the Affordable Care Act came in time for her COBRA coverage to be extended for the last few months.

But he also has concerns about the law. He thinks efforts should be made to educate people about how to use health savings accounts to reduce their tax burdens, and about how to pick plans with the lowest possible deductibles for their families.

“It’s going to take some changes to make it more acceptable,” Schuckman said.


Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article2701526.html#storylink=cpy

 

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Join Team Pompeo for the Maize Fall Festival Parade this Saturday! Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Friends,

We have a great opportunity this weekend for you to support our campaign and have fun with the whole family!  Join Team Pompeo in celebrating a wonderful town in our district and come walk with us in the Maize Fall Festival Parade!  Meet us there, or ride with us from the campaign office.  Don’t forget to wear your comfortable parade shoes!  We’ll provide parade entry buttons and plenty of water bottles for our parade walkers. 

Do you live in Maize?  We encourage you to come grab a Pompeo T-shirt and walk with our group!  Many of us will stay after the parades to enjoy the carnival, food court, and other exciting Fall Festival activities.  See details below:

Saturday, October 11

Maize Fall Festival Parade
Line up begins at 9:15 AM, Parade at 10 AM 

If you want to travel with the Team: Team Pompeo is leaving from the campaign office at 416 S. Market St. in Wichita.  We will meet at the campaign office at 8:35 AM.  Click here for a map.  Team Pompeo will travel to Maize at 8:45 AM and arrive for the 9:15 AM line up.

If you'd prefer to meet us in Maize: We will be lining up at the corner of 119th and Academy Ave. at9:15 AM.  You can park along side streets.  Click here for a map.

The Maize Fall Festival also includes carnival rides, the Amazing Voice Contest, crafts, and live stage entertainment on Saturday.  For a complete list of activities, click here.  

 

 

Team Pompeo at the Colwich Heritage Festival Parade on September 27.

 

 

Susan Pompeo waves to the crowd in a ’59 Cadillac Convertible at the Colwich Parade.

 

 

Team Pompeo also visited Andover on September 27!

Look for Team Pompeo shirts and the Pompeo banners and signs at the parade.  Wear your T-shirt!  We will have extra T-shirts there if you need one.

And don’t forget!  Team Pompeo will bring plenty of goodies to the parade, including Pompeo for Congress bumper stickers, wristbands, and buttons.  Be sure to take everything you want home for yourself and to share with your friends, family, and coworkers!

We hope that you will join us at the Maize Fall Festival Parade on Saturday.  Please contact me at the number below if you have any questions.  You are always welcome to call the campaign office at (316) 633-4700 or stop by and visit us at 416 S. Market in Wichita. (Click the address to view a map.)

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Sincerely,

Amy Rider
Deputy Campaign Manager
(316) 210-8587
Pompeo for Congress

P.S.

Walk in these upcoming parades…

October 18 – Haysville Fall Festival Parade, 9 AM

October 25 – Arkalalah – 2 PM

And join us for a sign wave!

October 22: Aviation Waves – Spirit, Cessna, and Beech

October 28: Rush Hour Waves from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at Kellogg and Webb, 21st and Tyler, Central and Rock 

In case you missed it...

Fox News: Rep. Pompeo on new terror threats against US

Rep. Pompeo discusses Benghazi on Fox News

Rep. Pompeo Rips Apart Obama’s ISIL Speech

Rep. Pompeo discusses Congress and ISIS on Hugh Hewitt’s talk show

Wichita Eagle: U.S. must be resolute against ISIS, Pompeo says

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Fox News: Rep. Mike Pompeo on new terror threats against US Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST Watch Rep. Pompeo's interview with Maria Bartiromo here.]]> http://www.PompeoForCongress.com/media/?subsec=7&id=657 Goddard Fall Festival Parade this Saturday! Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Friends,

Need something fun to do this Saturday with the whole family?  Come walk with Team Pompeo in the Goddard Fall Festival Parade!  After the parade, enjoy the carnival, arts and crafts vendors, car show, pie eating contest, and more exciting events!  For a complete list of activities at the Goddard Fall Festival, click here.  

Meet us in Goddard, or ride with us from the campaign office.  Don’t forget to wear your comfortable parade shoes!  We’ll provide parade entry buttons and plenty of water bottles for our parade walkers.  Come meet the great folks of Goddard and celebrate a wonderful town in our district.  See details below:

Saturday, October 4

Goddard Fall Festival Parade
Line up begins at 9 AM, Parade at 10:30 AM

If you want to travel with the Team: Team Pompeo is leaving from the campaign office at 416 S. Market St. in Wichita.  We will meet at the campaign office at 8:20 AM.  Click here for a map.  Team Pompeo will travel to Goddard at 8:30 AM and arrive for the 9 AM line up.

If you’d prefer to meet us in Goddard: We will be lining up at the corner of 23rd and Walnut St. at 9 AM.  You can park along side streets near the school.  Click here for a map.

 

 

Team Pompeo at the Greater Andover Days Parade last Saturday.

Look for Team Pompeo shirts and the Pompeo banners and signs at the parade.  Wear your T-shirt!  We will have extra T-shirts there if you need one.

And don’t forget!  Team Pompeo will bring plenty of goodies to the parade, including Pompeo for Congress bumper stickers, wristbands, and buttons.  Be sure to take everything you want home for yourself and to share with your friends, family, and coworkers!

We hope that you will join us at the Goddard Parade on Saturday.  Please contact me at the number below if you have any questions.  You are always welcome to call the campaign office at (316) 633-4700 or stop by and visit us at 416 S. Market in Wichita. (Click the address to view a map.)

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Sincerely,

Amy Rider
Deputy Campaign Manager
(316) 210-8587
Pompeo for Congress

P.S.

Mark down these upcoming parades…

  • October 11 - Maize Fall Festival Parade, 10 AM & Rose Hill Fall Festival Parade, 11 AM
  • October 18 - Haysville Fall Festival Parade, 9 AM
  • October 25 - Arkalalah, 2 PM

Do a literature drop with us…

  • October 18 from 1 PM - 5 PM
  • October 25 from 9 AM - 12 PM
  • November 1-3 from 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM

And join us for a sign wave!

  • October 22 - Aviation Waves - Spirit, Cessna, and Beech
  • October 28 - Rush Hour Waves from 4:30 - 5:30 PM at Kellogg and Webb, 21st and Tyler, Central and Rock 

In case you missed it...

Fox News: Rep. Pompeo on new terror threats against US

Rep. Pompeo discusses Benghazi on Fox News

Rep. Pompeo Rips Apart Obama’s ISIL Speech

Rep. Pompeo discusses Congress and ISIS on Hugh Hewitt’s talk show

Wichita Eagle: U.S. must be resolute against ISIS, Pompeo says

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Fox News: Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan. Is Interviewed On Sunday Morning Futures Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST

TRANSCRIPT

 

 

September 28, 2014

 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

 

SPEAKERS: REP. MIKE POMPEO, R-KAN.

 

MARIA BARTIROMO, FOX NEWS ANCHOR

 

BARTIROMO: So, how is this coalition working? Congressman Mike Pompeo is a member of the House intelligence committee. He joins us now.

 

Congressman, good to have you on the program.

 

REP. MIKE POMPEO, (R) KANSAS: Good morning. It's good to be with you.

 

BARTIROMO: I'd love to talk, really, about three things. This international coalition and why the divide? Let's start there, congressman.

 

I'd also like to get into these other terrorist groups we're hearing so much about like Khorasan.

 

But start us off with this divide.

 

POMPEO: So the coalition is better than zero, but we've got a long way to go. We've had real partners step forward in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, folks who are serious about helping us defeat Islamic terrorism in the Middle East, in Iraq and in Syria. We need to do that.

 

But the coalition has got to be expanded. We've got challenges with folks who refuse to help us in Syria. We've got enormous challenges with our NATO partner, Turkey, refusing to do all that it needs to do. It has a huge obligation to stem the flow of radical terrorists into Syria.

 

There's a lot more work to do to get all of the powers that have a vested interest in the destruction of these jihadist movements to work together to assist America in defeating them.

 

BARTIROMO: Why are so many refusing to help us in Syria?

 

POMPEO: Everybody has got their own reason. Every country has got a reason to avoid it. Look, America has good reasons to be careful about what it does, as well.

 

But the nature of this threat, the magnitude of this threat, not just to America, but certainly to the bordering states, whether that's Jordan or Turkey or Iraq, these are countries that have to begin to help us tackle these Islamists wherever we find them.

 

And today, we find the most powerful force of the current time, ISIS, sitting inside of Syria. And we have got to take them out where they are. We cannot allow them to grow. We cannot allow them to operate freely. So we need these countries to join us.

 

BARTIROMO: Congressman Pompeo, stand by. A lot to talk about with you. We want to look at this two fronts on the same war, who is doing what and where in the international coalition to defeat ISIS. Fox News senior correspondent Eric Shawn with that angle.

 

Good morning to you, Eric.

 

ERIC SHAWN, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDNET: Good morning, Maria. And good morning, everyone.

 

More countries are stepping up, but critics say two key nations, Turkey and Qatar, have done far from enough.

 

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

 

FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, FRENCH PRESIDNET (through translator): It is against this group that France has mobilized and was called to help by Iraqi authorities.

 

Also, the air operations, because there are no ground troops, these operations will continue as long as necessary.

 

SHAWN: There are now 62 countries in this coalition, as varied as Albania and Andorra as well as Israel and Moldova, but the variety of their contributions range from already launching attacks in Iraq and Syria to promises of humanitarian aid.

 

Britain, Belgium, Denmark and The Netherlands are the latest to offer the military, but have yet to launch any air strikes.

 

So far, the U.S., France, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain have done that while the United Arab Emirates, now famously took part with their mission led by their woman fighter pilot Major Mariam al- Mansouri.

 

But Qatar, which has supported and funded Islamic radicals is backing the operation -- is not backing the operation directly. And, of course, Turkey, which is facing that immense border refugee problem and that crisis and has helped fund ISIS through the oil trade and the flow of foreign fighters, well, Turkey has been refused of doing its part despite promises by their president to the contrary.

 

RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN, PRESIDENT OF TURKEY (through translator): Of course, we will do our part. God willing, we will discuss it with our government. We will show our support in accordance with the decision that will be taken after those discussions.

 

REPORTER: Will it include the military option?

 

ERDOGAN (through translator): It includes everything, both military and political.

 

(END VIDEOTAPE)

 

SHAWN: Well, so far, European nations have refused to attack Syria, as Maria addressed, not wanting to help the government of Bashar al Assad, which has not asked for the airstrikes unlike Iraq. That, though, could soon change as the new war, we're told, is likely to last for years -- Maria.

 

BARTIROMO: All right, Eric, thanks very much for that. Eric Shawn.

 

More now with Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo.

 

And Mike, congressman, let me ask you about that. In terms of the air strikes, how would you characterize their success so far, whether it be in Iraq or in anticipation of Syria?

 

POMPEO: You know, I'm glad that the president has finally taken action. I would characterize these strikes so far as too little and at least a couple of years behind schedule.

 

These are attacks that are necessary. They've begun to take out some of the ISIS's capacity to regenerate wealth, whether that is wheat silos and refineries that are mobile. Those are good things, but those are tactics, Maria. There needs to be a strategy developed around these strikes so that we can win as news reported indicated, what is going to be a very long struggle against radical Islamic terrorism.

 

These attacks are a necessary component, but they're far from sufficient.

 

BARTIROMO: Are there things we should be doing to stop the funding of ISIS? I mean, clearly they're selling all of this oil on the black market making up to $3 million a day. How do we get our arms around that?

 

POMPEO: Enormous economy has been developed inside of ISIS, not only trading oil and crops, but getting money from outside from third party terrorist sympathizers, they also have drug trade, sort of like you'd see in the Mafia in the United States, getting money any way they can.

 

America has the capacity to shut this down. It will take time, and most importantly, it will take a president who is committed to it. This president has been drug into this by kicking and screaming. It's not why he ran for office. But they've declared war on America, and so we have to use these financial tools, everything that's in our arsenal to make sure that we can cut off their capacity to continue to grow, continue to arm, continue to pay folks to come and fight alongside them.

 

If we do those things and continue this in the context of a strategy to defeat them and not simply run into a little road bump and back away, if we do that, we'll be successful in this battle.

 

BARTIROMO: Well, let me ask you about the newly surfaced terror group, Khorasan. How many other terrorist groups like Khorasan are we not aware of? And was there an imminent threat to the United State which was the trigger for the air strikes within the last week and a half?

 

POMPEO: Maria, there are scores of groups that have of the nature of what is now being called Khorasan. Remember who these folks are, these are old-school al Qaeda warriors who have been fighting alongside Osama bin Laden and Zawahiri, now Wahashi in Yemen, these are at the very core of the history of al Qaeda. And ISIS is little more than an offshoot of that, that has not gained strength.

 

This is a continuous struggle. They will continue to try and build their forces until America steps in decisively and says, we're prepared to do this for the long run.

 

The imminency of the threat was real on America. I would tell you that that threat continues today. These folks want to attack not just in Mosul and Tikrit and Falluja, but in places like Omaha and Wichita, Kansas, that I represent. They are a serious threat to our nation and that's why it's required that we get this right, we get a strategy right to defeat them.

 

BARTIROMO: Is there anything we should be doing differently as it relates to the Qataris and the Turks to try and get them to understand -- to get on this coalition and be more helpful to the U.S. and its allies?

 

POMPEO: Yeah, two things come to mind immediately. With respect to the Turks, they are a NATO partner, they're a member of a group that has committed to participating in challenges just like this one. And so we need to make clear to them that NATO membership comes with a burden and a responsibility.

 

As for the Qataris, we have an enormous set of resources inside their country. We need to make clear to them that our expectations are that they will cut this off, that they will cease cooperating with Radical Islamic terrorists of whatever stripe. And in the absence of that, that America's willingness to continue to be in their country to do the things in their nation is not likely to continue.

 

BARTIROMO: Congressman, good to have you on the program. Thanks so much for your insights.

 

POMPEO: Thank you, Maria. You have a good day.

 

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Andover and Colwich Parades this Saturday! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Friends,

Join Mike and Susan for two parades this Saturday, September 27!  Mike will walk with Team Pompeo group in the Greater Andover Days parade at 10 AM, and Susan will walk with a group in the Colwich Heritage Festival parade at 11 AM.  Meet us there, or ride with us from the campaign office.  It's the perfect way to spend the day with the whole family.  Don't forget to wear your comfortable parade shoes!  We'll provide parade entry buttons and plenty of water bottles for our parade walkers.  See details below:

Saturday, September 20

Greater Andover Days Parade
Line up begins at 8:30 AM, Parade at 10 AM 

If you want to travel with the Team: Team Pompeo is leaving from the campaign office at 416 S. Market St. in Wichita.  We will meet at the campaign office at 7:50 AM.  Click here for a map.  Team Pompeo will travel to Andover at 8 AM and arrive for the 8:30 AM line up.

If you'd prefer to meet us in Andover: We will be lining up at Cottonwood Elementary School, located at 1747 N. Andover Rd., at 8:30 AM.  You can park along side streets near the school.  Click here for a map.

For a complete list of activities at Greater Andover Days, click here.  

Colwich Heritage Festival Parade
Line up begins at 10:30 AM, Parade at 11 AM 

If you want to travel with the Team: Team Pompeo is leaving from the campaign office at 416 S. Market St. in Wichita.  We will meet at the campaign office at 9:40 AM.  Click here for a map.  Team Pompeo will travel to Colwich at 9:50 AM and arrive for 10:30 AM line up.

If you'd prefer to meet us in Colwich: We will be lining up at the intersection of Wichita St. and Colorado St. at 10:30 AM.  You can park along side streets near the intersection.  Click here for a map.

For a complete list of activities at the Colwich Heritage Festival, click here.

Huge thanks to the following special friends who have loaned us fabulous parade vehicles during this election cycle: Chuck Brodie, Chuck Miller, Jane Deterding and Brent Lehner, Mick Rausch, and Loren Anthony!  You make Team Pompeo – and most importantly, our candidate – look great!  Thank you!

Team Pompeo in Valley Center last weekend for the 53rd Annual Fall Festival.

Look for Team Pompeo shirts and the Pompeo banners and signs at the parade.  Wear your T-shirt!  We will have extra T-shirts there if you need one.

And don't forget!  Team Pompeo will bring plenty of goodies to the parade, including Pompeo for Congress bumper stickers, wristbands, and buttons.  Be sure to take everything you want home for yourself and to share with your friends, family, and coworkers!

We hope that you will join us at either the Andover or Colwich parades on Saturday.  Please contact me at the number below if you have any questions.  You are always welcome to call the campaign office at (316) 633-4700 or stop by and visit us at 416 S. Market in Wichita. (Click the address to view a map.)

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Sincerely,

Amy Rider
Deputy Campaign Manager
(316) 210-8587
Pompeo for Congress

P.S.

We encourage everyone to attend the Team Pompeo Volunteer Meeting this Sunday at 2 PM in the Wichita Area Builders Association!  The address is 730 N. Main St. in Wichita (Click here for a map).  Come learn about volunteer opportunities and get the inside scoop from Mike about his work in D.C.!  The meeting is open to those who have volunteered and anyone who is interested in getting involved with Team Pompeo.  

In case you missed it...

Rep. Pompeo discusses Benghazi on Fox News

Rep. Pompeo Rips Apart Obama’s ISIL Speech

Rep. Pompeo discusses Congress and ISIS on Hugh Hewitt’s talk show

Wichita Eagle: U.S. must be resolute against ISIS, Pompeo says

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Jeb Bush + Pat Roberts=NO Harry Reid! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST
 

Friends,

Last January you’ll remember that Mike brought two friends to Wichita:  Rep. Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and Sen. Tim Scott (South Carolina).  Tom is challenging a second-generation Senate Democrat incumbent and Tim is launching his first campaign as a U.S. Senator.  Mike’s intention was to work this year to help them both to victories and, anticipating a quieter election year for himself, do everything he could to see that Republicans won the majority in the U.S. Senate this November.  Unfortunately, due to our Republican primary challenger, he was unable to maintain that focus.

Now, however, in these final 40 days we are able to lend a hand—right in our own backyard.  You’ve surely noted that Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election race against so-called “independent,” Overland Park businessman Greg Orman, has thrust Kansas into the national news on a regular basis.  As so many across America are working to turn over the majority in the U.S. Senate to the Republicans, we in Kansas have to do our part by working to ensure that our Kansas Senator is re-elected.

Please join Mike and me next Monday, September 29 at Murfin Stables as we support the re-election of Sen. Roberts by joining he and Franki in welcoming Gov. Jeb Bush to Wichita.  Details are included with this e-send, along with how you can make your reservations.  Please forward this information on to your family and friends.

Let’s be sure there’s a big Kansas welcome for Gov. Bush and, most importantly, a victory for Sen. Roberts on November 4th.

40 days to victory!

Susan


 

     

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Team Pompeo Volunteer Meeting this Sunday! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Dear Friends,

Our campaign for the general election is going strong!  Join us as we do a wrap up of our primary election, and find out what’s in store to help us to victory in November.  We’ll have refreshments while you get the inside scoop from Mike on keeping up Team Pompeo's momentum and on his work in D.C.  You’ll also be able to meet our newest field representative, Maddy Hesse!  We’re so excited to welcome her to Team Pompeo.  Bring your friends and neighbors, because this is a great chance to visit with Mike and load up on Pompeo gear: t-shirts, bumper stickers, buttons, and more!

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Team Pompeo September Volunteer Meeting

Sunday, September 28 at 2 PM

Wichita Area Builders Association
730 N Main St. 
Wichita, KS 67203
Click here for a map

Team Pompeo volunteers walking in Park City for the 4th of July parade this year.

I will update everyone on all of our volunteer opportunities.  We need your help!  Get the details about all of these opportunities on Sunday, and you can always call our campaign office at (316) 633-4700for information.  Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Get ready for phone calls, ringing bells, and prizes!  The campaign phone bank will start up again on Monday, October 6.  Team Pompeo has a fantastic new phone system that all of our volunteers enjoyed during the primary election!  We will be making Get Out the Vote calls to voters in our district.
  • Team Pompeo will walk in parades almost every single weekend leading up to Election Day!  We need as many volunteers as possible to walk with us in towns all across the district.
  • Sign waves start in October!  Grab a group of friends and join Team Pompeo as we wave signs near high-traffic areas around Wichita.
  • Drive or walk door to door to drop literature!  “Lit drops” are a ton of fun and will start in October.
  • Put out your yard signs!  Call the campaign office at (316) 633-4700 to have signs delivered to your home. 
  • Pompeo for Congress 4x8 sign requests are coming in!  We need hardworking individuals to build and plant 4x8s all across the District.
  • Come work in our office!  A few duties could include data entry, packing parade tubs, folding T-shirts, and greeting guests.  We are happy to accommodate volunteers of all abilities!

Volunteer Ken Jarvis builds a 4x8 in our campaign office.

The meeting is open to those who have volunteered and anyone who is interested in getting involved with Team Pompeo.  We can't wait to share all the good news with you!

We encourage everyone to attend the Team Pompeo Volunteer Meeting on Sunday.  Please contact me at the number below if you have any questions.  You are always welcome to call the campaign office at(316) 633-4700 or stop by and visit us at 416 S. Market in Wichita. (Click the address to view a map.)

See you Sunday!

Sincerely,

Kathy Herzog
Director of Volunteers
(316) 648-8760
Pompeo for Congress

P.S.

Team Pompeo groups will be attending parades in Andover (10 AM) and Colwich (11 AMthis Saturday!  Mark this down on your calendar, and stay tuned for more details in an e-send tomorrow.

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It's time for a Pompeo yard sign blitz! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Team Pompeo,

Can you believe that there are only 43 days until Election Day on November 4th?  It’s time to show your support and blanket the 4th District with Pompeo for Congress yard signs!

If you need yard signs for your home, please call the campaign office at (316) 633-4700.  We’re openMonday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, and we will make sign deliveries right to your front door or put them in the yard for you!  Still have a yard sign stored in your garage?  Dust it off and stick it out in your front lawn!

And don’t forget – the signs aren’t just for your yard.  They can be removed easily from their wire frame and look great in the front windows of offices and retail businesses.  Thanks to those business owners and retailers who sported Pompeo yard sign placards in the primary campaign.  Let’s get them back up in the windows!  Get creative and help us show the Pompeo name everywhere!

Feel free to stop by the campaign office and pick some up for yourself.  You can also take Pompeo T-shirts, bumper stickers, buttons, and other goodies home.  We always love when supporters come by to say hello!

Please give us a call if you have any questions.  See you on the campaign trail!

Sincerely,

Amy Rider
Deputy Campaign Manager
(316) 210-8587
Pompeo for Congress

P.S.

Team Pompeo is traveling all across the 4th District! Come walk with us in these upcoming parades.  Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar – we’ll send more information about each parade as they get closer!

September 27: Andover Parade, 10 AM, Colwich Parade, 11 AM

October 4: Goddard Parade, 10:30 AM

October 11Maize Parade, 10 AM

October 18: Haysville Parade, 9 AM

October 25: Arkalalah Parade, 2 PM

Sincerely,

Amy Rider
Field and Events Operations Leader
(316) 210-8587
Pompeo for Congress

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Rep. Pompeo discusses Benghazi on Fox News

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The Washington Free Beacon: Republicans Raise Concerns About Obama’s ISIL Strategy Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Read original article.

Rep. Mike Pompeo: ‘You go to war with the president you have’

Republicans who are backing President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels expressed concerns on Friday about whether the strategy would be far-reaching enough to defeat Islamic militants and other regional adversaries in the Middle East.

The U.S. House of Representativesapproved the training program on Wednesday as an amendment to a short-term spending bill, and the Senate passed it on Thursday. House Republicans voted in favor of the measure 159-to-71.

“There were very few voices who expressed any confidence in the president to prosecute this war in the way we think it should be prosecuted,” Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kansas) told the Washington Free Beacon.

“You go to war with the president you have,” he added, paraphrasing comments once made by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in response to criticism of the military’s state of readiness.


The plan enables the Pentagon to vet, train, and arm about 5,000 Syrian rebel fighters to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), the brutal jihadist group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria. However, it will be months before the trainees are battle-ready.

Other concerns linger about the rebels. They will still be outnumbered by an ISIL fighting force with between 20,000 and 31,500 members, according to the Central Intelligence Agency. Some of the rebel groups also admit that they at times have cooperated with the al-Nusra Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, in their two-front war against ISIL and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Still, the rebels are the only viable option for the United States in Syria, said Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R., Mo.).

“It’s the only force so far that has had success in pushing back against ISIL in Syria,” she said.

GOP lawmakers said Obama has still not articulated an overarching strategy to fight Islamic terrorists and other adversaries in the Middle East. Intelligence officials say the al-Nusra Front and another al Qaeda-linked group in Syria, known as Khorasan, continue to plot attacks on American airliners.

Regional anti-American actors also stand to benefit from U.S. efforts against ISIL. Assad’s forces have launched new airstrikes in recent days to oust the same moderate rebels that U.S. officials aim to train, a strategy that would leave the authoritarian leader in power if ISIL is eliminated. Iranian-backed Shiite militias also dominate the Iraqi security forces.

“If we don’t do this right, this is just a whack-a-mole strategy,” said Rep. Rob Wittman (R., Va.). He added that Obama should seek a congressional authorization for the use of force when the current law expires in December.

Wittman, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, additionally raised concerns about a lack of military funding to address ISIL and multiplying threats around the world. Defense spending accounts for about 18 percent of the federal budget, but the Pentagon will absorb half of the billions in sequestration cuts mandated over the next decade.

“The concern is we’re a mile wide and an inch deep,” Wittman said, referring to the prospect of a U.S. military that is stretched too thin to face multiple crises.

“When [adversaries] perceive a weakness in the United States from a military perspective, they see that as an opportunity,” he added.

Lawmakers have now left Washington to prepare for the midterm elections. Pompeo said foreign affairs will loom large in the minds of voters.

Pompeo said that local polling in his Kansas district indicated that national security was a rising priority for his constituents, and said that the frequent remark that Americans are “war-weary” after a decade of conflicts in the Middle East was a “leadership cop-out.”
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Wichita Eagle: Delegation split on plan to arm Syrian rebels Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST Read the opinion blog here.

Members of the Kansas congressional delegation were divided on whether the United States should train and arm Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, was the only House member from Kansas to vote against the measure, which cleared both chambers last week with large bipartisan majorities. “I am not willing to risk our brave men and women at Fort Riley without knowing how President Obama even defines success, much less how he would achieve it,” Huelskamp said in a statement.Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, said he supported the measure because “we have an obligation to meet that threat by taking steps that will keep America safe.” Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran were among only 12 GOP senators to vote against the measure. – Phillip Brownlee]]>
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