U.S. Congressman and Republican candidate for Governor Kenny Hulshof issued this reaction to the charges against Eric Feltner through his Washington D.C. spokesperson:
"These are very serious charges and I am confident that our justice system will act swiftly and effectively to address this matter, and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife and family."
Hulshof Chief of Staff Erik Rasmussen confirmed to the KY3 Political Notebook that Feltner, who has been charged with furnishing porn to a minor, worked as Hulshof's district director in Columbia. Rasmussen said Feltner left the office in March of 2005 and that he never meet Feltner.
The Kansas City Star reports:
Feltner previously worked 10 years for U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof of Columbia, who is now seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Feltner was Hulshof’s campaign manager when he was first elected in 1996 and later served as district director, overseeing three congressional offices in the 9th District. When Feltner left to join the lieutenant governor's office, Hulshof praised the job Feltner had done.