Todd Tiahrt

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Todd Tiahrt
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Kansas, District 4
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
U.S. House, Kansas, District 4
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2011
Education
Bachelor'sEvangel University,
Master'sMissouri State University
Personal
BirthdayJune 15, 1951
Place of birthVermillion, South Dakota
ProfessionAerospace executive
ReligionAssembly of God
Websites
Campaign website
Todd Tiahrt was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Kansas.[1][2] He was defeated by incumbent Mike Pompeo in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.[3]

He was a Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 4th District of Kansas from 1995 to 2011. He stepped down from the seat in 2010 to seek the U.S. Senate seat that fellow Jerry Moran ended up winning.[2]

Career

Tiahrt represented the 4th District from 1995 to 2011.[2]

Issues

Investigation

Along with six other members of a the House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on defense, which controls Pentagon spending, Tiahrt fell under scrutiny by ethics investigators in fall 2009. Two separate ethics offices examined seven lawmakers who helped steer federal funds to clients of the PMA Group. The lawmakers under scrutiny, John P. Murtha (D-Penn.), Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) , Bill Young (R-Fla.) and Tiahrt, also received campaign contributions from the firm and its clients.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Tiahrt ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Kansas' 4th District.[2] He was defeated by incumbent Mike Pompeo in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.[3]

He was a Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 4th District of Kansas from 1995 to 2011. He stepped down from the seat in 2010 to seek the U.S. Senate seat that fellow Jerry Moran ended up winning.[2]

U.S. House, Kansas District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pompeo Incumbent 62.6% 43,564
Todd Tiahrt 37.4% 25,977
Total Votes 69,541
Source: Kansas Secretary of State

Campaign manager

On June 3, 3014, Tiahrt announced Robert Noland as his 2014 campaign manager.[5]

Noland had served as the executive director of the Kansas Family Policy Council since 2010. The group strongly opposes abortion, gay rights and same-sex marriage.[5]

Polls

Republican primary
Poll Mike Pompeo (Inc.) Todd TiahrtUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
CMA Strategies
July 21-23, 2014
45%26%29%+/-4.9400
SurveyUSA
July 17-21, 2014
46%39%16%+/-4.3900
SurveyUSA
June 16-18, 2014
51%34%16%+/-4.3534
AVERAGES 47.33% 33% 20.33% +/-4.5 611.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

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