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


2004 cycle:  
ProKanDo PAC Teams with KNEA PAC
to "buy" the Kansas Senate


Dr. Tiller was quite open in is 2004 in the fund raising letters from his ProKanDo PAC that his focus was on the Kansas Senate:


See complete ProKanDo PAC Invitation from May 2004

Note:  One Democrat, Dan Lykins (now on the Kansas Board of Regents), was the treasurer for all these groups during this cycle:

  • Kansas Democratic Party

  • Democratic Tallgrass Committee

  • Democratic Legislative Victory Fund 1

  • Democratic Legislative Victory Fund 2

  • Democratic Legislative Victory Fund 3

Was Dan Lykins the architect of this money flow?

A Kansas Meadowlark article described how Dr. Tiller hijacked  the education issue in 2004: Channels secret money to influence Kansas Senate Races, Oct. 30, 2004, which was a story largely ignored by the Kansas Press. 

On 10/19/2004:  

  • $5000 from ProKanDo (10/19/2004) and $5000 from KNEA PAC (10/19/2004) to Democratic Tallgrass Committee  (p. 2 of Democratic Tallgrass Committee report, 10/25/2004).  On 10/20/2004 Democratic Tallgrass Committee sent $10,000 the Kansas Democratic Party.

  • $5000 from ProKanDo (10/19/2004) to Democratic Legislative Victory Fund - First).  Earlier on 9/3/2004, the Democratic Legislative Victory Fund - First sent $15,000 to the Kansas Democratic Party.

  • $5000 from ProKanDo (10/19/2004) and $5000 from KNEA PAC (10/19/2004) to Democratic Legislative Victory Fund - Second (p. 2 of Democratic Legislative Victory Fund - Second, 10/25/2004)

  • $5000 from ProKanDo (10/19/2004) and $5000 from KNEA PAC (10/19/2004) to Democratic Legislative Victory Fund - Third (p. 2 of Democratic Legislative Victory Fund - Third, 10/25/2004).  On 8/9/2004 Democratic Legislative Victory Fund - Third sent $15,000 to the Kansas Democratic Party.

Was it coincidental, or collusion, that both the KNEA PAC and Dr. Tiller's ProKanDo PAC made identical contributions to all these Democratic Party Committees on the same date, 10/19/2004?

Possibly to avoid criticism of how Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' vetos have helped him, Dr. Tiller has avoided direct contributions to the Kansas Democratic Party both in 2005 and 2006.  (Tiller did give $8000 on 12/28/2001, $5000 on 3/19/2002, and $2000 on 8/12/2002 to Sebelius' Bluestem Fund PAC).   Tillers recent contributions to the Kansas Democratic Party include:  

  • Tiller $20,000 to ProKanDo PAC on 1/1/2003

  • Tiller $800 to ProKanDo PAC on 3/21/2003

  • Tiller $25,000 to ProKanDo 1/19/2004

  • Tiller $5000 to ProKanDo on 8/8/2004

  • Tiller $9500 to ProKanDo on 8/30/2004

  • Tiller $10,000 to ProKanDo on 8/18/2004

  • Tiller $25,000 to ProKanDo on 10/25/2004

  • Tiller and wife $2110 to ProKanDo on 11/15/2004

 

  • Tiller's Women's Health Care Services $76,000 in-kind salaries to ProKanDo in 2003

  • Tiller's Women's Health Care Services $34,398+$20,400 in-kind salaries to ProKanDo in 2004

 

  • Tiller $10,000 to KDP 2/18/2003

  • ProKanDo $500 to KDP 9/12/2003

  • Tiller $10,000 to KDP 2/25/2004

  • Tiller $5000 to KDP 8/12/2004

 

  • Tiller $10,000 to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on 9/3/2004, which sent $5000 to the Kansas Coordinated Campaign  (an alias for the Kansas Democratic Party) on 9/13/2004.  This group had already sent $10,000 to the Kansas Coordinated campaign (aka KDP) on 8/12/2004.  

  • Tiller's ProKanDo PAC $5000 on 10/18/2004 to Kansas Senate Democrats Committee, which had just sent $13,500 to the Kansas Coordinated Campaign (aka KDP) on 9/13/2004.  

  • Tiller's ProKanDO PAC $500 to Kansans for a Democratic House on 12/30/2004, which had sent $16,500 to the Kansas Coordinated Campaign (aka KDP) on various dates in Oct 2004. 

How big was the ProKanDo PAC in the 2004 elections?  The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission published their list of the top 10 PACs in 2004.  ProKanDO was #4:

2004

 TOP
TWENTY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTIONS

 January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004

 (PAC’s Registered in Kansas)

Kansas Contractors Association
PAC

$144,775.00

Kansas National Education
Association PAC

$115,900.00

Kansas Realtors PAC

$90,900.00

Pro Kan Do (Pro Choice Women’s
Health Care Services)

$88,230.00

Kansas Farm Bureau Vote FBF
Fund

$78,000.00

Kansas Medical Society PAC

$60,275.00

Kansas Bankers Association PAC

$58,625.00

Kansas Dental PAC

$52,900.00

Kansas Optometric PAC

$51,550.00

Kansas Trial Lawyers
Consumer/Civil Justice PAC

$51,275.00

Kansas Livestock Association
PAC

$50,950.00

Kansas Insurance Agents PAC

$48,050.00

Kansas Hospital Association
PAC

$41,050.00

SBC Kansas Employee PAC

$40,604.00

Kansas Society of CPA’s PAC

$39,750.00

Kansas Agri Business Council

$39,310.00

Greater Kansas City Chamber of
Commerce PAC

$36,000.00

Kansas Health Care Association
PAC

$34,950.00

Kansas Chamber of Commerce PAC

$34,450.00

Kansas Cable TV PAC

$31,910.00

 

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
2003 and 2004

Date

Contributor

Dollars

Recipient

Contest

District

6/5/2003

PRO KAN DO

200

KUETHER, ANN

House

55

10/9/2003

PRO KAN DO - PRO CHOICE 
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

500

WARD, JIM

House

88

10/27/2003

PRO KAN DO - PRO CHOICE 
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

500

DAVIS, PAUL

House

46

11/10/2003

PRO KAN DO - PRO-CHOICE 
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

250

STEINEGER, CHRIS

Senate

6

11/20/2003

PRO KAN DO - PRO CHOICE 
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

250

KIRK, NANCY

House

56

12/9/2003

WOMENS HEALTH CARE 
SERVICES INC

500

DAVIS, PAUL

House

46

12/30/2003

WOMENS HEALTH CARE 
SERVICES INC

250

FLAHARTY, GERALDINE

House

98

9/23/2004

PRO KAN DO - PRO-CHOICE 
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZAT

500

WARD, JIM

House

88

9/25/2004

PRO KAN DO

250

SEALS, STEVE

House

105

10/11/2004

PRO KAN DO

500

SCOGGINS-WAITE, HARRIET JAN

House

119

10/21/2004

TILLER, GEORGE

1000

JUSTICE, JANET

Senate

3

10/22/2004

TILLER, GEORGE R

1000

ROMAN, PETE

Senate

10

10/26/2004

PRO KAN DO

1000

BROWN, RANDY

Senate

31

10/26/2004

TILLER, GEORGE R

1000

KARR, SHARON

Senate

17

10/27/2004

TILLER, GEROGE

1000

ANSTINE, L DUANE

Senate

34

10/29/2004

PRO KAN DO

1000

GOODWIN, GRETA

Senate

32

10/29/2004

PRO KAN DO

100

THOMPSON, WOODY

House

87

10/30/2004

PRO KAN DO

100

FAUST-GOUDEAU, OLETHA

House

84

10/30/2004

TILLER, GEORGE MD

500

LOGANBILL, JUDITH

House

86

10/30/2004

TILLER, GEORGE R DR

500

SAWYER, TOM

House

95

11/1/2004

TILLER, GEORGE R

1000

KELLY, LAURA

Senate

18

11/2/2004

PRO KAN DO

1000

KELLY, LAURA

Senate

18

11/10/2004

TILLER, GEORGE

1000

HELGERSON, HENRY

Senate

28

11/13/2004

TILLER, GEORGE

500

FLAHARTY, GERALDINE

House

98

12/21/2004

TILLER, GEORGE R

1000

BROWN, RANDY

Senate

31

 


Tiller's Contributions to Federal PACs  
Reported Online by Open Secrets
2003 and 2004

Contributor

Occupation

Date

Amount

Recipient

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

 

10/27/2004

$5,000

Missouri Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS  67218

WOMENS HEALTH CARE 

SERVICES/PHYSICI

10/10/2004

$1,500

Bean, Melissa Luburich

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE SERVICES 

11/24/2003

$1,000

Farmer, Nancy

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE SERVICES 

12/30/2003

$1,000

Farmer, Nancy

TILLER, GEORGE
WICHITA,KS 67218

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE SERVICES 

9/25/2004

$1,000

Farmer, Nancy

TILLER, GEORGE DR
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

5/28/2003

$5,000

EMILY's List

TILLER, GEORGE MD
WICHITA,KS 67218

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE 

SERVICES/DOCTOR

4/1/2003

$250

Joint Action Cmte for Political Affairs

TILLER, GEORGE MD
WICHITA,KS 67218

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE 

SERVICES/DOCTOR

8/3/2004

$250

Joint Action Cmte for Political Affairs

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

2/18/2003

$10,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

2/25/2004

$10,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

5/29/2003

$1,000

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

7/26/2003

($1,000)

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R DR
WICHITA,KS 67206

PHYSICIAN 

3/12/2004

$2,010

Ruff, Joan R

TILLER, GEORGE R DR
WICHITA,KS 67206

PHYSICIAN 

3/12/2004

$2,000

Ruff, Joan R

TILLER, GEORGE R DR
WICHITA,KS 67206

 

3/15/2004

($10)

Ruff, Joan R

TILLER, GEORGE R DR
WICHITA,KS 67206

 

3/23/2004

($2,000)

Ruff, Joan R

Tiller, George R MD
Wichita,KS 67218

Self/Physician 

10/2/2004

$5,000

DNC Services Corp

TILLER, GEORGE R MD
WICHITA,KS 67218

SELF/PHYSICIAN 

3/17/2004

$1,000

Kerry, John

TILLER, GEORGE R MD
WICHITA,KS 67206

 

7/26/2003

($1,000)

Kansas Democratic State Cmte

TILLER, GEORGE R MR MD
WICHITA,KS67218

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE 

SERVICES/PHYSIC

1/27/2004

$500

Women's Campaign Fund

TILLER, JEANNE MS
WICHITA,KS 67206

 

7/9/2003

$250

EMILY's List


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