Kent Roth Endorses Alan LaPolice for Congress

In a Dec. 11 facebook post, I mentioned the risk of splitting the opposition vote in the Republican Primary Election which might allow Tim Huelskamp to advance to the General Election with as little as 35% of the vote as he did in 2010. This raises the possibility of a Democrat winning a seat in Congress to represent Western Kansas for the first time since J. Floyd Breeding in 1956.

Apparently Democrat Jim Sherow of Manhattan shares this view as he was featured in a May 20 news article in The Clay Center Dispatch which reported “Huelskamp is facing two challengers in the primary who will split the opposition vote, it’s likely he’ll get the Republican nomination despite his unpopularity.”

My goal remains seeing Tim Huelskamp defeated in the August 5, Republican Primary Election. Alan LaPolice of Clyde, Kansas is the best person to win this election. Alan LaPolice and I appeared before a Republican Central Committee open meeting in Salina where I was so impressed with his performance as to post a video of Alan LaPolice on March 12.

Over time, I have come to the conclusion I rushed to judgment in not recognizing the electability of Alan LaPolice earlier. I recently viewed the 2008 film in which Alan performed a minor role, off the clock, when working his full time job as a High School Administrator. Any attempt to use his past work as a movie actor in a negative campaign would be as “genuine” as suggesting no one should have voted for Ronald Regan because he worked as a movie actor. On Huelskamp Robo-calls calling me a “Liberal Attorney,” while I attended the Pancake Race in Liberal, everyone knows I am an Ellinwood Attorney. Tim Huelskamp Robo-calls are as “genuine” as a three ($3) dollar bill.

Alan LaPolice and I have different views such as on Common Core. I don’t expect my Congressman to agree with me one hundred (100%) percent, but I do expect honesty, reason and logic with a goal of doing what is best for the First District of Kansas.

Alan LaPolice is a “Gulf War Veteran” who earned my respect by his return to his family farm near Clyde, Kansas where he is actively engaged in farming after a successful career as a High School Administrator in California. We need to encourage more native born Kansans to return to their hometowns as did Alan LaPolice.

By this post, I withdraw from my Campaign for Congress in the First District of Kansas and endorse Alan LaPolice of Clyde, Kansas as the best person to keep a Republican Congressman representing the First District of Kansas. Please vote for Alan LaPolice in the August 5, Republican Primary Election.

Paid for by Kent Roth for Kansas and this final message authorized by candidate, Kent Roth

Illegal Raffle

Kent Roth, Republican Candidate for Congress in the 1st District of Kansas, said there should be “no deal to absolve Congressman Tim Hueslkamp from his wrongdoing in connection with his political fundraising raffle.” Roth demanded Congressman Tim Huelskamp be required to admit his NCAA Basketball Ticket Political Fundraising Raffle violated both Federal and State Law. The topic was discussed during an hour long interview of Roth by Access TV of Salina program host, Janet Hanson.

Kent Roth on Eagle Community TV of Hays, Kansas

Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s goal appears to be to make the President look bad no matter who gets hurts. Over 75,000 Kansans are uninsured today because Politicians like Huelskamp refuse the $1.5 million dollars a day since January 1, 2014, that would have been paid to Kansas Hospitals and Health Care Providers had the Medicaid expansion or a waiver like Iowa been requested by State Officials. Huelskamp supports an interstate compact to allow the Kansas Legislature to take over Medicare funding as a block grant. He constantly complains about the cost of Social Security.  Hays Daily News editorial titled:  “White Lie”, takes Huelskamp to task for falsely claiming less Kansans insured today then before Obamacare. Telling a Fib while implying Huelskamp’s goal is to reduce the number of uninsured is small potatoes when compared to the actual harm Tim has caused Kansans.  Congressman Huelskamp appears to have gone to War on the social safety net. Protecting Social Security and Medicare will be my top priority.