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So they said

"That's not the response I get on MSNBC." – Rep. Tim Huelskamp (in photo), R-Fowler, getting a standing ovation at the recent Big First District Republican Party meeting in McPherson

"There's no getting along with the president of the United States – you have to beat him." – Huelskamp again, pledging not to back down on the debt ceiling or other fiscal crises

"When they finally took all the wallboards down I thought, 'Wow, this really looks like a nice place – $300 million can still buy you something.' Sore subject." – Gov. Sam Brownback, joking with legislators about Capitol renovation

"The governor proposes and the Legislature perfects." – Brownback's budget director, Steve Anderson, on the state budget process