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A lifelong businessman and former defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dave has the kind of unique background Kansas residents are looking for in their next U.S. Senator. A conservative, pro-growth, pro-job Republican, Dave is fighting to create the jobs of the future and protect our Kansas values.

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5 days ago

Dave Lindstrom

Big night last evening in Overland Park with our host Brad Bergman. Thank you everyone who came out to support the campaign. Our momentum continues to build rapidly, and the crowds keep getting bigger. With a full calendar as we head into the next few weeks, I look forward to meeting more Kansas neighbors and adding to our growing endorsement list. Add your name to our endorsement list today by visiting lindstromforsenate.com/endorse-dave/ or contribute online at secure.anedot.com/lindstrom-for-senate/donate . ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Dave Lindstrom

Friends, sad news to report to you today as it appears Susan Wagle has dug her own swamp in Topeka, bringing DC-style abuses to her office as senate president. Our press release detailing Wagle's disturbing pattern of behavior is below.

SUSAN WAGLE’S ABUSE OF OFFICE DISQUALIFIES HER CANDIDACY
30 year politician campaigns on tax dollars, raises conflicts of interest in her drive for lobbyist funds

TOPEKA – Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle has steamrolled ethical lines in her pursuit to extend her already lengthy political career to the United States Senate. In a period of little more than 30 days, Wagle has given Kansas voters a clear preview of her conduct if allowed to advance to federal office.

“Susan Wagle’s egregious flouting of Kansans ethical expectations of her conduct as a public official disqualifies her candidacy for higher office and demands her immediate withdrawal from the race,” said Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Kansas businessman Dave Lindstrom.

“Such an abuse of the public trust is exactly what we do not need more of in Washington,” Lindstrom continued.

Notable ethical lapses have come to light involving Wagle in just the past few weeks:

October 10, 2019: Wagle fires her state senate chief of staff Harrison Hems for his refusal to work for her federal campaign if Wagle used state tax dollars to pay his salary.1 Using state employees to staff her campaign essentially provides Wagle a state taxpayer subsidy for her personal career gain.

“To me it was just this is a federal race. I’m being paid state dollars. In my mind, it was not the best use of taxpayer dollars.” – Harrison Hems2

November 20, 2019: Wagle announces a country club fundraiser for her federal campaign hosted by seven Topeka lobbyists, among which is her lobbyist son-in-law, as well as one of the state’s most influential political action committees.3 The “hosts” for Wagle’s money event represent numerous interests subject to legislative oversight and influence by Wagle during the remainder of her term as senate president.4

Wagle’s desperate pattern of behavior - conditioning staff employment on support of her campaign, and using state taxpayer dollars to subsidize her campaign - gives rise to questioning whether Wagle’s action on bills during the upcoming state legislative session will be contingent on support for her federal campaign.

“While Kansans want the D.C. swamp drained and integrity restored, Susan Wagle has embraced the swamp’s practices as her own,” said Lindstrom. “Wagle not only brought the swamp to Kansas, but it appears likely she would grow the D.C. swamp if given the chance.”

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1-2 sunflowerstatejournal.com/wagles-chief-of-staff-departs-over-disagreement/; 3. Wagle 12/10/19 event invitation;
4. www.sos.ks.gov/elections/lobbyists_directory_search.aspx
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Friends, sad news to report to you today as it appears Susan Wagle has dug her own swamp in Topeka, bringing DC-style abuses to her office as senate president.  Our press release detailing Wagles disturbing pattern of behavior is below.

SUSAN WAGLE’S ABUSE OF OFFICE DISQUALIFIES HER CANDIDACY
30 year politician campaigns on tax dollars, raises conflicts of interest in her drive for lobbyist funds

TOPEKA – Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle has steamrolled ethical lines in her pursuit to extend her already lengthy political career to the United States Senate. In a period of little more than 30 days, Wagle has given Kansas voters a clear preview of her conduct if allowed to advance to federal office. 

“Susan Wagle’s egregious flouting of Kansans ethical expectations of her conduct as a public official disqualifies her candidacy for higher office and demands her immediate withdrawal from the race,” said Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Kansas businessman Dave Lindstrom. 

“Such an abuse of the public trust is exactly what we do not need more of in Washington,” Lindstrom continued.

Notable ethical lapses have come to light involving Wagle in just the past few weeks:

October 10, 2019:  Wagle fires her state senate chief of staff Harrison Hems for his refusal to work for her federal campaign if Wagle used state tax dollars to pay his salary.1  Using state employees to staff her campaign essentially provides Wagle a state taxpayer subsidy for her personal career gain. 

“To me it was just this is a federal race. I’m being paid state dollars. In my mind, it was not the best use of taxpayer dollars.” – Harrison Hems2

November 20, 2019:  Wagle announces a country club fundraiser for her federal campaign hosted by seven Topeka lobbyists, among which is her lobbyist son-in-law, as well as one of the state’s most influential political action committees.3 The “hosts” for Wagle’s money event represent numerous interests subject to legislative oversight and influence by Wagle during the remainder of her term as senate president.4  

Wagle’s desperate pattern of behavior - conditioning staff employment on support of her campaign, and using state taxpayer dollars to subsidize her campaign - gives rise to questioning whether Wagle’s action on bills during the upcoming state legislative session will be contingent on support for her federal campaign.

“While Kansans want the D.C. swamp drained and integrity restored, Susan Wagle has embraced the swamp’s practices as her own,” said Lindstrom. “Wagle not only brought the swamp to Kansas, but it appears likely she would grow the D.C. swamp if given the chance.”

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1-2 https://sunflowerstatejournal.com/wagles-chief-of-staff-departs-over-disagreement/; 3. Wagle 12/10/19 event invitation; 
4. http://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/lobbyists_directory_search.aspx

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I'm not surprised.

Kevin Barone just tagging you to discuss later....

She has always been an "abuser" of policy/ethics!

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