• Full Endorsement: EMILY's List!

    I was just given the "full recommendation" endorsement by EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics. President Stephanie Schriock said, “Margie Wakefield’s strong campaign has momentum that’s growing stronger by the day."

  • Endorsement: KNEA and NEA

    It's an honor to have the support of teachers from all across our district, our state, and our country. I will always be the first to raise my hand for public education in Washington.

  • I've been added to MSNBC's "36 Women to Watch in 2014"!

    I am humbled but very excited to be in the company of these amazing women, including Wendy Davis running for Governor in Texas, Allison Lundergan Grimes who is opposing McConnell in Kentucky, and Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina.

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Margie Wakefield for Kansas

CONGRESSWOMAN JENKINS REFUSES TO DEBATE IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS The voters of Southeast Kansas deserve an opportunity to listen to the candidates have a lively, face-to-face discussion about the issues, so it's a travesty that Lynn Jenkins, their Congresswoman, refuses to debate in their communities. On Monday, I attended a candidate forum in Fort Scott and had the opportunity to pass along an invitation to Congresswoman Jenkins from the Student Government Association at Pittsburg State for a debate on their campus at the end of October. Those students at Pittsburg State had put a lot of work into organizing a debate, and I accepted their invitation several weeks ago, but they just could not get ahold of the Congresswoman, so I decided to help them out. Unfortunately, over 24 hours later, the Congresswoman has yet to respond to their invitation. I'm not surprised, though. With the help of her corporate donors, she has been jamming television sets and filling mailboxes with ads and flyers that are deceiving voters and distorting her record. She's content to fire off negative attacks from a distance instead of having a substantive, constructive discussion of the issues for the voters of Southeast Kansas. I need you to share this post with your family and your friends and let's ask Lynn Jenkins: Why won't you debate in Southeast Kansas?

Wednesday October 22, 2014

@MargieforKS

Just 13 days until #ElectionDay. This year, it's so important for women to support candidates who will support women. #RallyWomen

Wednesday October 22, 2014

@MargieforKS

I will not support regulations that threaten the survival of the independent pharmacies that serve our communities: http://t.co/9d1EmAQghm

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

Growing and Protecting Local Businesses... As I've been traveling around the district, I've had the opportunity to speak with many community pharmacists, and most of them share a common concern: regulations. Specifically, the "preferred provider networks" that benefit major retailers like Walmart and Walgreens, not allowing local, independent pharmacies to compete. That is why, today, I pledged my support for H.R. 4577, otherwise known as the Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2014. That legislation would give local, independent pharmacies in underserved communities the option to be an in-network provider. Unfortunately, H.R. 4577 has been sitting D.O.A. in committee since May. Congresswoman Jenkins didn't co-sponsor the legislation, and she certainly isn't fighting for it now because the Congresswoman and the rest of the GOP leadership team chose to take an early vacation instead of finishing their work. That's not surprising, though, considering that the Congresswoman has taken thousands of dollars from major pharmaceutical retailers during her time in Congress. In Congress, I will not stand for the sort of damaging regulations that are stunting the growth of small businesses and threatening the survival of the community pharmacies that have served our communities for decades. I need you to share this post with your family and your friends to let them know that there is a candidate in this race who supports small, local businesses over massive, out-of-state corporations.

Tuesday October 21, 2014

@MargieforKS

#ICYMI: We just had our best week yet. #TeamWakefield is "within striking distance" of a win on November 4th! http://t.co/xgdKsVvMbe

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

We are "within striking distance" of a win! The momentum we've built is starting to affect national forecasts. The Cook Political Report has improved its outlook on our race, and Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball wrote that our campaign is "within striking distance" of defeating Congresswoman Jenkins. It's all thanks to one of our campaign's best weeks yet. First, Politico reported that “Rep. Lynn Jenkins…is suddenly battling for her political life." Then, EMILY's List announced that they have fully recommended our campaign and will be investing their resources in us for the final stretch. The President of EMILY's List, Stephanie Schriock, said that our campaign "has momentum that's growing by the day." Then, our campaign received the endorsement of the Kansas City Star. In their endorsement, the paper wrote: "Voters should feel comfortable sending this moderate Democrat to Washington at a time when the nation's capital can use much more moderation and a genuine feeling for the lives of real people." I need you to share this post with your family and friends to let them know that we're going to build more momentum, finish strong, and win on November 4th!

Monday October 20, 2014

@MargieforKS

I gave a STUMP speech in Lawrence over-the-weekend. http://t.co/jVkUgQimMt

Monday October 20, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

BREAKING NEWS: Kansas City Star Endorsement I am honored to announce that I have received the endorsement of the Kansas City Star! In endorsing me, the Star wrote: "Voters should feel comfortable sending this moderate Democrat to Washington at a time when the nation's capital can use much more moderation and a genuine feeling for the lives of real people." The paper concluded that, in six years, Congresswoman Jenkins has voted for the interests of her corporate donors far too often over the interests of her constituents, all while cutting billions from our public education system and voting against 2014 Farm Bill. In Congress, I'll make a commitment to public education and push to be placed on the House Agriculture Committee, which will allow me to give our farmers a voice in the construction of the policies that are critical to their success. The Star knows, like we've known all along, that I am the best choice for voters in the Second Congressional District. I need you to share this post with your family and friends and let them know that the Kansas City Star has spoken: Margie Wakefield for Congress!

Saturday October 18, 2014

@MargieforKS

It's a beautiful time of the year in Kansas right now! I had a great time in Baldwin City at the Maple Leaf Festival. http://t.co/OYy0egDbNQ

Saturday October 18, 2014

@MargieforKS

#TeamWakefield was also well-represented in Topeka at the Washburn Homecoming Parade by the Law School's YDs. http://t.co/7rxZHMCMO3

Saturday October 18, 2014


Your Thoughts

I've already told you what I think about a handful of issues. I want to know where you stand. Please take the surveys below and join the conversation! 

A recent poll done by the Wind Coalition and the Climate + Energy Project says that 91% of Kansas voters are strongly supportive of using renewable energy. Are you in support of using renewable energy?
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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would pull 900,000 Americans out of poverty and increase the net income of 16.5 million. CBO also estimates that it could reduce employment by 500,000 jobs. I'd like everyone to take the survey below and tell me what you think. Is it better to raise incomes and pull nearly a million people out of poverty at the expense of half a million jobs that currently pay $7.25. Or is it better to keep the status quo?
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