The Kansas Meadowlark

Oct 3, 2006


$100,000 Contribution from Kansan in 2002
Paying Dividends for Kansas Democratic Party in 2006?


2006 Details  •  2004 Details  •  2002 Details  •  Summary


2002 cycle:
Tricks by ProKanDo PAC 
via Kansans for Democratic Leadership PAC
to "buy" the Office of the Kansas Attorney General


With Sebelius considered "safe" in 2002, the Kansas Democrats diverted considerable money to elect Democrat Chris Biggs over Republican Phill Kline.  The Kansas Press reported polls showing Phill Kline was to win in 2002 by a comfortable margin, but never studied why his win was by a razor thin margin. 

The AP tried to smear Kline on Nov, 10, 2002 after his narrow win, but the Kansas press NEVER studied what happened to Klines's lead in the polls that predicted a 7%-point lead by Kline:

The final media poll, published by the Lawrence Journal-World, had Kline ahead of Biggs, 44 percent to 37 percent. But the survey of 625 likely voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, also showed 19 percent of the respondents undecided.

So why was this race so close?  There was a lot of secret money spent in this race that was not known until months later, and which the Kansas Press in some parts of the state has never reported:

One Democrat, Chris Gallaway, was the treasurer for all these groups and likely orchestrated this money flow:

  • Kansas Democratic Party

  • Democratic Tallgrass Committee

  • Democratic Legislative Victory Fund 1

  • Democratic Legislative Victory Fund 2

  • Democratic Legislative Victory Fund 

  • Kansans for Democratic Leadership 

Sebelius wrote this letter of recommendation for GallawayGallaway "graduated" to the contact person for the Young Democrats of America 527.  

Only the Lawrence Journal-World asked about Gallaway's unpaid parking tickets in Topeka:  “Gallaway came under scrutiny in 2002 when it became public that he had not paid more than $18,000 in parking tickets to the city of Topeka during his time with the state party. He also was sued six times between 1998 and 2001 for writing bad checks and failing to pay his credit card bill.”

Gallaway has gone on to become the head of the Young Democrats of America and apparently is architecting “tricks” now at the national level. An official of a Democratic organization in another state contacted the Kansas Meadowlark over a year ago and asked:

“…I came across the information about Kansans for Democratic Leadership and ProKanDo. I was wondering if there is any other information that is not reported on the website . I am especially interested in anything about Chris Gallaway, the treasurer of KDL who I believe is also involved in a money-laundering scheme in his current role as president of the Young Democrats of America.”

How big was the ProKanDo PAC in the 2002 elections?  The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission published their list of the top 10 PACs in 2002.  ProKanDO was #1:


Originally from www.accesskansas.org/ethics/whatsnew.htm

2002

TOP TWENTY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTIONS

January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002

(PAC's Registered in Kansas)

Pro Kan Do (Pro-Choice Women's Health Care Services)

$271,400.00

Kansas Contractors Association PAC

$116,289.53

Kansas Realtors PAC

$94,400.00

Kansas National Education Association PAC

$71,725.00

Restore America PAC, Inc (Non-Federal)

$70,838.40

Kansas Optometric PAC

$57,450.00

Kansas Bankers Association PAC

$56,875.00

Kansas Dental PAC

$44,850.00

Kansas Medical Society PAC

$40,750.00

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce PAC

$40,600.00

Kansas Health Care Association PAC

$39,410.00

Kansas Trial Lawyers Consumer/Civil Justice PAC

$36,750.00

Kansas Society of CPA's PAC

$35,150.00

Kansas Farm Bureau Vote FBF Fund

$31,950.00

Kansas State UAW PAC

$31,250.00

Sprint State PAC

$31,050.00

Kansas Insurance Agents PAC

$29,951.29

Kansas Chiropractic Association PAC

$29,550.00

Kansas Automobile Dealers Election Action Committee

$29,450.00

Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store 
Association of Kansas

$26,700.00

 

This article describes Tiller's and ProKanDo's actions as Tiller attempted to "buy" the 2002 race for Kansas Attorney General.  Some additional political money details of Tiller's spending in 2002 are shown in the diagram above, and in this PDF file, which has been ignored by many in the Kansas Press. 

The Kansas press has noted a single $153,000 transaction by this KDL PAC, but has missed the larger scope of the $264,000 received from Tiller by this Kansans for Democratic Leadership in 2002:

  • Kansans for Democratic Leadership formed on 10/14/2002

  • $40,000 from Tiller's ProKanDo PAC on 10/21/2002

  • $6,000 from George Tiller on 10/23/2002

  • $55,000 from ProKanDo on 10/28/2002

  • $10,000 from ProKanDo on 10/30/2002

  • $153,000 from ProKanDo on 11/4/2002

  • $1496.13 to Democratic Tallgrass Committee on 11/19/2002

  • Kansans for Democratic Leadership files termination report 1/10/2003

Also in 2002, the "Democratic Legislative Victory Fund - 2nd" Committee received $5000 from "Kansans for Democratic Leadership" (the name for the 3rd District Committee) on 10/30/2002.  A few days later (11/2/2002)  exactly $5000 was sent to Emily's List in Washington, DC.

Tiller's Women's Health Care Services gave $15,000 to KDP on 3/19/2002.

ProKanDo gave $5000 to KDP on 8/1/2002.

Emily's List gave $10,000 to KDP on 10/14/2002.  

The Democratic Tallgrass Committee, and the Democratic Legislative Victory Funds 1 and are the "links" to Tiller's political money shenanigans from 2002 to similar ones in  2004 and 2006:  After laundering a lot of political money in 2002, the Kansans for Democratic Leadership PAC gave $10,000 to two of the Congressional District Democratic Legislative Victory Committees, and then folded by giving its  final $1496 to the Democratic Tallgrass Committee

The Lawrence-Journal World did break this story on July 31, 2003 describing the $153,000, but didn't describe that amount was only about half the money Tiller spent in 2002.  Newspapers like the Kansas City Star and the Topeka Capital Journal continue to ignore this story.  And this all occurred at a time that Kansas received an "F" in campaign finance disclosure.  Even USA Today mentioned this story more than most Kansas newspapers.  

So while the $300,000 of political money in 2002 was a big story, the bigger, and shameful story is a biased press that refuses to print easily verifiable facts, and opine about the need for better political money reporting.  

But what about Dr. Tiller's political support for Kathleen Sebelius?  See this page about Tiller's Governor.

If Dr. George Tiller and the Kansas Democratic Party are so proud of abortion money in Kansas politics, why do they go to so much effort to hide what they're doing, year, after year, after year?


Contributions to PACs and political parties are not listed online prior to 2006, but may be found by ordering and reviewing the reports filed with the Kansas Secretary of State.  I have documentation for every number in the diagram shown above.  

Tiller's Contributions to Kansas Political Candidates 
Reported Online by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission
2001 and 2002

Date

Contributor

Dollars

Recipient

Contest

District

9/10/2001

TILLER, JEANNE (Tiller's wife)

2000

SEBELIUS, KATHLEEN

Gov

 

7/5/2002

TILLER, GEORGE R MD

250

STOCKWELL, BILL

House

91

7/31/2002

PRO KAN DO - 
PRO-CHOICE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

2000

ADKINS, DAVID

AttorneyGeneral

 

8/1/2002

PRO KAN DO PAC

500

FULTON, GEORGE

House

96

8/16/2002

PRO KAN DO PAC

250

FULTON, GEORGE

House

96

8/26/2002

PRO KAN DO

250

THOMPSON, WOODY

House

87

8/26/2002

PRO KAN DO - 
PRO-CHOICE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

1000

BIGGS, CHRIS

AttorneyGeneral

 

8/26/2002

PRO KAN DO PAC

250

JENNEY, CHARLES

House

99

8/26/2002

PRO KAN DO PAC

400

STOCKWELL, BILL

House

91

8/26/2002

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INC

250

DILLMORE, NILE

House

92

8/28/2002

PRO KAN DO - 
PRO-CHOICE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

1000

GARNER, JIM

Insurance

 

10/17/2002

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE 
SERVICES, INC

1000

GARNER, JIM

Insurance

 

11/2/2002

PRO KAN DO - 
PRO-CHOICE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

1000

BIGGS, CHRIS

AttorneyGeneral

 

11/5/2002

PRO KAN DO PAC

250

KIRK, NANCY

House

56

11/6/2002

PRO KAN DO - 
PRO-CHOICE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

250

HALEY, DAVID

SecretaryOfState

 

12/17/2002

TILLER, GEORGE

500

WILSON, R J

House

3


2000 cycle

Contributions to PACs and political parties are not listed online prior to 2006, but may be found by ordering and reviewing the reports filed with the Kansas Secretary of State.  Known contributions to the Kansas Democratic Party by Tiller in 2000 and 2001:

  • $2,000 from George Tiller on 10/1/2000 to KDP

  • $500 from Tiller's Women's Health Care Services clinic on 10/18/2000 to KDP (before reporting period deadline)

  • $4000 from Tiller's Women's Health Care Services clinic on 10/26/2000 to KDP (after reporting period deadline but before election)

  • $10,000 from George Tiller on 2/21/2001 to KDP

Tiller's Contributions to Kansas Political Candidates 
Reported Online by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission
2000 and before

Date

Contributor

Dollars

Recipient

Contest

District

11/7/1993

TILLER, GEORGE

250

PETTY, MARGE

Senate

18

11/30/1993

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE 
SERVICES INC

200

PETTY, MARGE

Senate

18

11/1/1994

TILLER GEORGE

500

THOMPSON, SALLY

Treasurer

 

9/1/1995

TILLER, GEORGE

1000

WALKER, DOUG

Senate

12

10/2/1995

TILLER, GEORGE

100

STOVALL, CARLA

AttorneyGeneral

 

11/11/1995

TILLER, GEORGE

100

PETTY, MARGE

Senate

18

11/11/1995

TILLER, GEORGE

100

PETTY, MARGE

Senate

18

11/24/1995

TILLER, GEORGE

200

SALISBURY, ALICIA LAING

Senate

20

11/30/1995

TILLER, GEORGE

250

PETTY, MARGE

Senate

18

11/1/1996

TILLER, GEORGE MD

1000

WALKER, DOUG

Senate

12

11/2/1996

TILLER, GEORGE

100

MCINTYRE, JANICE

Senate

10

11/7/1996

TILLER, GEORGE

200

DIERKS, DIANA

Senate

35

11/8/1996

TILLER, GEORGE R

400

TANNAHILL, ARTHUR

Senate

26

11/24/1996

TILLER, GEORGE

400

MCINTYRE, JANICE

Senate

10

11/25/1996

TILLER, GEORGE 
(REFUNDED 200 ON 10-14-96)

500

PETTY, MARGE

Senate

18

5/1/1997

TILLER, GEORGE

500

SEBELIUS, KATHLEEN

Insurance

 

11/14/1997

TILLER GEORGE R

1000

STEINEGER, CHRIS

Senate

6

9/10/1998

TILLER, GEORGE

200

SEBELIUS, KATHLEEN

Insurance

 

12/14/1998

TILLER, JEANNE

250

SEBELIUS, KATHLEEN

Insurance

 

6/23/1999

TILLER GEORGE R (CLINIC)

1000

STEINEGER, CHRIS

Senate

6

11/10/1999

TILLER GEORGE R

1000

JOHNSTON, DOUGLAS

Senate

25

12/6/1999

TILLER GEORGE R

100

PETTY, MARGE

Senate

18

6/19/2000

TILLER, GEORGE

500

KUETHER, ANN

House

55

8/31/2000

TILLER GEORGE R

1000

JOHNSTON, DOUGLAS

Senate

25

8/31/2000

WOMENS HEALTH CARE 
SERVICES

1000

JOHNSTON, DOUGLAS

Senate

25

9/7/2000

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE

500

STOCKWELL, BILL

House

91

9/25/2000

TILLER, GEORGE

2000

SEBELIUS, KATHLEEN

Gov

 

9/25/2000

TILLER, GEORGE MD

2000

SEBELIUS, KATHLEEN

Gov

 

9/25/2000

WOMENS HEALTH CARE 
SERVICES

2000

SEBELIUS, KATHLEEN

Gov

 

9/27/2000

TILLER, GEORGE

500

WELSHIMER, GWEN

House

88

10/12/2000

TILLER, GEORGE

500

STOCKWELL, BILL

House

91

10/25/2000

TILLER, GEORGE

200

FLAHARTY, GERALDINE

House

98

11/6/2000

TILLER GEORGE

1000

STEINEGER, CHRIS

Senate

6


Tiller's Contributions to Federal PACs  
Reported Online by Open Secrets
2001 and 2002

Contributor

Occupation

Date

Amount

Recipient

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

11/5/2002

$5,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

8/24/2001

$500

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67206

PHYSICIAN - 
FAMILY PRACTICE 

7/1/2002

$750

Nolla, Carlos J

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67206

SELF/PHYSICIAN - 
FAMILY PRACTICE 

7/1/2002

$750

Nolla, Carlos J

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67206

SELF/PHYSICIAN - 
FAMILY PRACTICE 

6/18/2002

$250

Nolla, Carlos J

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67206

 

7/25/2002

($250)

Nolla, Carlos J

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67206

 

7/25/2002

($250)

Nolla, Carlos J

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67206

 

8/29/2002

($1,000)

Nolla, Carlos J

 


Reported Online by Open Secrets
Prior to 2001

Contributor

Occupation

Date

Amount

Recipient

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

  

9/18/1997

($6,000)

Democratic National Committee

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

12/23/1999

$5,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

10/10/2000

$3,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

2/24/2000

$1,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

6/14/2000

$1,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67218

PHYSICIAN 

7/31/2000

$10,000

DNC Services Corp

  

Contributor

Occupation

Date

Amount

Recipient

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67206

PHYSICIAN

10/31/1996

$4,300

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67208

MEDICAL DOCTOR

6/14/1996

$1,000

Henderson, Cheryl Brown

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67230

WOMEN'S HEALTH 

CARE SERVICES

3/9/1994

$1,000

Glickman, Daniel Robert

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

PHYSICIAN

1/19/1996

$1,000

Thompson, Sally

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

M D

11/14/1994

$500

Hancock, Judy

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

DOCTOR

7/19/1996

$500

Docking, Jill

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67220

PHYSICIAN

10/18/1996

$400

Thompson, Sally

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

PHYSICIAN

10/17/1996

$300

Frieden, John

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

DOCTOR

1/11/1993

$250

Kansas Republican State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE
ANDOVER,KS 67002

 

9/26/1996

($4,795)

Specter, Arlen

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

 

3/4/1996

$20,000

Democratic National Committee

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

  

3/4/1996

$5,000

DNC/Non-Federal Individual

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67218

DOCTOR

6/10/1996

$1,000

Hancock, Judy

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67230

DOCTOR

6/30/1995

$1,000

Clinton, Bill

TILLER, GEORGE R DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

 

8/22/1996

($500)

Docking, Jill

TILLER, GEORGE R MD
WICHITA,KS 67230

PHYSICIAN

4/26/1993

$1,000

Glickman, Daniel Robert

TILLER, GEORGE R MD
WICHITA,KS 67218

PHYSICIAN

7/12/1994

$200

Hancock, Judy

TILLER, GEORGE R MD
WICHITA,KS 67218

PHYSICIAN

7/12/1994

$200

Hancock, Judy

TILLER, JEANNE
WICHITA,KS 67206

HOUSEWIFE

8/22/1996

$1,000

Thompson, Sally

 

Contributor

Occupation

Date

Amount

Recipient

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67230

PHYSICIAN

4/9/1991

$1,000

Glickman, Daniel Robert

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

PHYSICIAN

4/3/1990

$1,000

Glickman, Daniel Robert

TILLER, GEORGE B DR
WICHITA,KS 67230

PHYSICIAN

10/25/1991

$1,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67230

PHYSICIAN

5/11/1992

$1,000

Glickman, Daniel Robert

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67230

PHYSICIAN

8/11/1992

$5,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67230

PHYSICIAN

3/8/1989

$1,000

Glickman, Daniel Robert

TILLER, GEORGE R DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

PHYSICIAN

8/6/1990

$5,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R D
WICHITA,KS 67218

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

9/26/1989

$1,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, JEANNE
WICHITA,KS 67230

HOMEMAKER

5/11/1992

$1,000

Glickman, Daniel Robert

TILLER, JEANNE
WICHITA,KS 67230

  

8/15/1991

$200

Republicans for Choice

TILLER, JEANNE
WICHITA,KS 67230

  

10/25/1991

$200

Republicans for Choice

TILLER, JEANNE E
WICHITA,KS 67230

  

8/11/1992

$5,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte


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