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
Date of birthJune 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

On The Issues Vote Match

Todd Tiahrt's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Tiahrt is a Hard-Core Conservative. Tiahrt received a score of 12 percent on social issues and 96 percent on economic issues.[4]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[5]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[4] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[7]

Polls

Republican primary
Poll Mike Pompeo (Inc.) Todd TiahrtUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
CMA Strategies
July 21-23, 2014
45%26%29%+/-4.9400
SurveyUSA (dead link)
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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References

  1. Kansas City Star, "Todd Tiahrt will run for his old seat in Congress," accessed May 31, 2014 (dead link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Washington Post, "Want to see a nasty GOP House primary? Oh, it’s just getting started in Kansas," accessed May 31, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Primary Results 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 On The Issues, "Todd Tiahrt Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
  5. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
  6. 7 on defense panel scrutinized, Washington Post, October 30, 2009
  7. 7.0 7.1 KAKE, "Tiahrt names campaign chief for race in Kansas 4th," accessed June 5, 2014