GREAT BEND, Kan. - "Hey, Marty, this guy was in this morning and introduced himself," said Paul Wagner, owner of Great Bend Coffee in downtown Great Bend. Wagner handed me a palm card from Tracey Mann, Republican candidate for Congress. "Nice guy," said Wagner, as he prepared for the daily lunch crowd.
When I got home for lunch, my wife, Julie, a Republican, had received the same palm card about Mann in the door, and a more detailed brochure arrived later in the U.S. Mail.
Yes, the Tracey Mann for Congress road show was in Great Bend today, and he seems pretty organized. His campaign brochure is impressive, particularly the fact that he was raised on a farm at Quinter, a quintessential Western Kansas farm town.