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  • Volunteer an hour a week to help keep Democratic voice in Topeka



    If every Riley County Democrat volunteered one hour a week until the November election it would help keep the party’s voice alive in Topeka, Jason Perkey, Executive Director of the Kansas Democratic Party, said Tuesday night at a party meeting at the Blue Hills Room.


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  • A Month until Election Day


    It's a month before election day, and Riley County Democrats will be launching the final month with an appearance by Jason Perkey, the executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party on Tuesday, October 9, at the Blue Hills Room in Manhattan.

    Perkey joined the Kansas Democratic Party earlier this year, coming from Kentucky, and has worked on presidential, gubernatorial, congressional and senate races in Kentucky, Illinois and Virginia. Perkey will outline the Kansas Democrats' efforts as the party gears up for the general election.

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  • Local Democrats hear about DNC and talk sales tax



    Kathryn Focke, Riley County Democratic Party chairperson, and Andrew Rickel, county campaign manager, both attended the party’s convention in Charlotte, N.C., last week and shared their experiences, including videos of speeches not widely reported in the national media.


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  • 533 Romney Lies


    Paste this link into your browser for an accounting of Mitt Romney's "truth" problem.



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    The Riley County Democratic Party will formally open its new 2012 campaign headquarters next Wednesday evening.  The location of the headquarters will be 312 Poyntz Avenue in the former offices of Capital Title.

    According to party chair Kathryn Focke, the location will house all party and local campaign operations through the general election in November.

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  • Paul Hunt Quartet entertains at Democrats' fundraiser


    Rachel Hunt, a senior at Manhattan High School, sang "My Funny Valentine" as part of the entertainment Valentine's Day at the Love Your Party fundraiser for Riley County Democrats. She is the daughter of Paul Hunt, leader of the quartet that also included Fred Burrack, Austin Barnes, and Gordon Lewis.


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  • Jill Docking describes flaws to Brownback tax plan



    Kansas and Riley County Democrats should take heart from the accomplishments of President Barack Obama and Kansas’ long history of centrist, progressive leadership, Jill Docking said Monday night.


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    The Riley County Democratic Party Annual Fundraiser.

    Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join us for a great meal, enlightening speaker and a silent auction that’s bound to send you home with mementos to treasure. Jill Docking, a Wichita Democrat appointed in 2007 to the Kansas Board of Regents by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, is a financial adviser with Wells Fargo, Wichita. In 1993 she became the first woman to receive a gubernatorial appointment to serve as Commanding General of the Kansas Cavalry, and was the De

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  • What if the state Senate goes conservative?



    Hold onto your seats, ladies and gentlemen. The Kansas you thought had gone conservative is not nearly as conservative as it may become after the 2012 elections.

    The Kansas Senate, which has been a bulwark of moderates fending off a very conservative House of Representatives and a very conservative Gov. Sam Brownback, could itself go conservative. State Sen. John Vratil, a moderate Republican senator from Leawood, gives it a 50/50 chance of happening.

    All that would have to occur, according to Vratil, who has served as vice president of the Senate, is that two Senate seats switch from moderate to conservative. “And then conservatives would have a true majority,” said Vratil.

    With conservatives winning the trifecta — controlling both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s seat — it is not difficult to imagine what kinds of legislation we might expect.

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