You'd think with defeat in the Republican Primary, Alan LaPolice would find time to sit back and wait a cycle to see what happens next. But Alan has been busy, pointing out that even though he isn't in the race, Huelskamp doesn't serve Kansas..
When the House is on fire, it's a bad idea to send in an arsonist to put it out. #LaPoliceForCongress— Alan LaPolice (@AlanLaPolice) August 10, 2014
Those who seek to undermine KS renewable energy are not shortsighted, they are blind. They can't comprehend business models and risk mgmt.— Alan LaPolice (@AlanLaPolice) August 12, 2014
But it is his most recent tweet that hits Tim right where it hurts
When we elect someone so universally hated in DC you must expect some fallout! Legislators fighting cuts at Ft. Riley http://t.co/...— Alan LaPolice (@AlanLaPolice) August 15, 2014
That's right. Alan LaPolice is laying the potential loss of 16,000 jobs at Fort Riley with the downsizing of it's base right at the doorstep of Tim Huelskamp, R-KS.
LaPolice is referring to an Army report which indicates that downsizing Fort Riley as part of the austerity plan Tim is so in favor of might be in order.
FORT RILEY (KSNT) – Kansas legislators are fighting potential cuts to personnel and operations at Ft. Riley.This shouldn't surprise people, after all, Tim Huelskamp was an advocate of Sequestration and Austerity.. but these are the real results.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced he along with the rest of the Kansas delegation sent letters to the secretary of army and army chief of staff to help protect the fort.
Huelskamp issued the following statement:
“I am committed to working with community leaders and the commanding general to demonstrate why Ft. Riley is the best home for the big red one.”
The Army’s report released in June indicates Ft. Riley faces a worst case scenario of losing 16,000 base employees.
It would be among 30 installations targeted to drop from 490,000 people to as low as 420,000 because of sequestration and budget cuts mandated by Washington, D.C., The Kansas City Star reports. Fort Riley near Manhattan, Kan., could lose 16,000 of its workforce of 19,995.Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/...
That's right. A loss of somewhere around 16,000 jobs in his district.
That's OK, maybe Tim Huelskamp has some power to do something about this.. except, whoops..
Kansas is losing some political power on a very important congressional committee. First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp has been booted from both the House Agricultural and Budget Committees.Huelskamp now finds himself sitting as a letter writer, hoping to save 16,000 jobs in his district.
One day after being yanked from those committees, Huelskamp is bashing Republican leaders, saying he’s being punished.
"As has often been said, no good deed goes unpunished," said Huelskamp, of Fowler, Kan., responding to his committee bootings at a weekly bloggers briefing at the Heritage Foundation. "But it confirms in my mind the deepest suspicions of most Americans about Washington, D.C. that it's petty; It's vindictive. And if you have any conservative principles for articulating those."
Think it might be time for the District to consider Jim Sherow?
Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM PT: Quick Update, 8/17 - Quick update, after speaking with those that know, early thought that LaPolice might be running a write-in campaign seems unlikely, however, that doesn't mean that those who favored a change in Kansas will not take it when they can get it.