Media & Appearances, 2014
Ruckus - September 11th, 2014 – Mike Shanin, Lisa Johnston, Woody Cozad, Yael T. Abouhalkah, and Cynthia Wheeler discuss Chad Taylor dropping out of the Kansas US Senate race, Claire McCaskill’s potential run for governor in 2016, and how America has changed since 9/11.
The Kansas City Star - As I See It: Lisa Johnston on money in politics Our elections will only become fair if public financing is mandated, each candidate is provided with equal resources and political spending is limited to only those resources.
— July 7, 2014
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My Political Hiatus and Our Party Problems
Part 1 - On internal hostility, cliquishness and problems with candidate recruitment
Part 2 - Two syndromes: the royal family and the mythical perfect candidate
Part 3 - Fundraising – problems and misconceptions
Part 4 - A no-holds-barred look at the leadership and organizational issues
Part 5 - Concerns that relate to all races and the party as a whole