• 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.

TEAM WAKEFIELD

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Getting Social

Don’t be shy, join the coversation! Margie is active on Facebook and Twitter in order to connect with everyone in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District.

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#TeamWakefield is having such a blast being a part of Hiawatha's 100th Halloween Frolic! http://t.co/F6Wz9whwK8

Friday October 31, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

MISLEAD, DECEIVE, and LIE Over the last few weeks of this campaign, Congresswoman Jenkins has poured the cash from her out-of-state, corporate donors into a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign across the district. Each and every one of her ads share a common theme: They're misleading. It started with her first spot that claimed that she has never, ever taken a pay raise in Congress. Of course, she failed to mention that she has never been offered a pay raise. Then, she claimed in a later spot that the Affordable Care Act had cut Medicare benefits, canceled insurance plans, and raised premiums by over 15 percent. That's just not true. The Kansas Insurance Commissioner, a Republican, stated the facts. There have been no cuts to Medicare benefits, not one policy has been canceled due to the Affordable Care Act, and premiums will not go up 15%. Now, her "Champion for Mental Health" advertisement claims that she got to work to secure funding for mental health services. The problem is that the bill she's referring to is the Mental Health First Aid Act, which has been sitting D.O.A. in committee since January 2013. That's not getting the job done for Kansans, or for those people with mental illnesses who need this critical funding. Now, 22 months later, she's spinning her failure to label herself as a "champion" for mental health and bi-partisanship. She's spending millions on a cynical campaign to mislead, deceive and lie to voters. She has shown us her true self. She is willing to say and do anything to keep her seat in Congress. In the debate in Topeka this week, the Congresswoman said that if you don't like your Representative, you should vote them out. That's what we're going to do next Tuesday. I need you to share this post with your family and your friends, and let's spread the truth about the Congresswoman's misleading advertising campaign.

Friday October 31, 2014

@MargieforKS

Lunch turned into an impromptu speech to the Holton Rotary Club! I can't say enough about the hospitality in Holton! http://t.co/UjHIssauNy

Friday October 31, 2014

@MargieforKS

I had a great visit in Holton today. I went to the museum and the community hospital. Now, it's time for lunch. http://t.co/rtitMtdzTS

Friday October 31, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

Last night's debate I wish we could have gotten Lynn Jenkins to agree to more debates. I think it's important for every community in the district to see us head-to-head. Unfortunately, she would not agree to more. Here is the link for you to watch the debate from last night: http://watch.ktwu.org/video/2365357938/ Something very important to note when the Congresswoman talks about her "bi-partisan" efforts: she talks about a number of bills as though they became law but the fact is that they never made it out of committee and it is very likely they will die there as this Congress nears the end. Here are the bills I was able to flag in her first question: 1) Mental Health First Aid Act (HR 274) Referred to committee January 15, 2013 - No action since 2) Savings Enhancement for Education in College Act (HR 529) Referred to committee Feb. 6, 2013 - No action since 3) Campus Accountability and Safety Act (HR 5354) Referred to committee July 31, 2014 - No action since 4) Victims Protection Act of 2014 (S 1917) Passed in the Senate - No action in the House There's more deception. She talked about a tax reform proposal made by Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, much of which was sensible legislation I could support. It was so unacceptable to Lynn Jenkins and the rest of the GOP leadership that it was never even introduced. She lauded immigration legislation that would turn children from Central America away without any due process to face certain peril when they arrived back in their country. She blamed the Senate for not passing this extreme legislation when the Senate has already passed responsible, bi-partisan immigration reform that has seen no action in the House. Deception, misinformation and outright lies are what we've seen from Congresswoman Jenkins in this campaign. We just can't trust her to tell the truth. Please watch this debate and share this post with all of your friends and neighbors whether on FB or not. This is a crucial election and we will send a strong message from Kansas that we've had enough of the dysfunction in Washington.

Thursday October 30, 2014

@MargieforKS

In S.E. Kansas today, we made a coffee stop in Ft. Scott. Could there be a more perfect spot for #TeamWakefield? http://t.co/h4RsrqgWjL

Thursday October 30, 2014

@MargieforKS

Lynn Jenkins says, "If you don't like your Representative, you can vote them out." That's what we're going to do on Nov. 4. #ktwuelections

Wednesday October 29, 2014

@MargieforKS

How to preserve Medicare and Social Security? Margie Wakefield says "expand the economy, create jobs, and raise wages." #ktwuelections

Wednesday October 29, 2014

@MargieforKS

Jenkins voted for a budget that cut billions from K-12, Pell grant, and student loan programs. Not a commitment to education. #ktwuelections

Wednesday October 29, 2014

@MargieforKS

Lynn Jenkins sets the wrong priorities: cutting taxes for millionaires and billionaires on the backs of the middle-class. #ktwuelections

Wednesday October 29, 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?
If you answered other to the previous question, please explain why.
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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