Altevogt, currently with the Reece & Nichols Premier Realty Office in Basehor, Kansas, is former chairman of the Wyandotte County Republican Party and former associate vice chairman of the Kansas Republican Party.
"Altevogt is a frequent contributor to the Kansas Conservative Network, a discussion board for conservatives, and other Internet chat groups."
Republican Leadership Coalition
In 2002, Altevogt, through the 527 committee "called the Republican Leadership Coalition", received $1.25 million "to run a radio and television ad campaign in 18 cities and 12 states that challenged Democratic Party policies. The ads were directed at minority voters." 
"'We took the Republican Party platform and some of the things that Bush has been proposing, and we said, 'This is what we believe and if you believe the same way, you should be voting Republican', Altevogt said. 'We elevated the level of discourse'," Scott Rothschild wrote in the October 3, 2003, Lawrence Journal-World.
Altevogt "defended using 527 money," Rothschild wrote, "saying it could not be spent on specific candidates, but rather on advocacy ads. That's true in the case of federal candidates. But there is no bar on using 527 money to back specific state candidates.
"'I'm not interested in peddling some candidate like a can of Spam. I want to talk about ideas and issues, and that's the beauty of these 527s,' Altevogt said. 'We ought to be talking more about issues. That to me is just far and away superior to the canned ads these candidates have'," Rothschild wrote.
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- "John Altevogt", Reece & Nichols Premier Real Estate website, accessed July 2009.
- "Council for Better Government", CampaignMoney.com, accessed July 2009.
- "Trojan Horse Watch", BlackCommentator.com, Issue Number 14, October 17, 2002.
- Sophia Maines, "Conservative made postings public: Real estate broker controversial on political scene", LJWorld.com, December 10, 2005.
By John Altevogt
- "Hugh Hasn’t a Clue," Kansas City Star (TrueOrigin.org), September 7, 1999; last modified March 9, 2006.
Articles & Commentary
- "GOP Activist Seeks Black Votes," Associated Press (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), October 11, 2002.
- "Trojan Horse Watch," The Black Commentator, October 17, 2002.
- Thomas B. Edsall, "Drug Industry Financing Fuels Pro-GOP TV Spots. Spending Swamps Donations for Liberal Ads by 3-1 Margin," Washington Post (truthout), October 23, 2002.
- "Conservative Ads Reach Out to Blacks and Hispanic," Declaration Foundation, October 25, 2002.
- Scott Rothschild, "Silent PACs boost GOP coffers," Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas), October 3, 2003.
- John Hanna, "To stymie political group, opponents seize its name. Conservative Republicans acquire rights to call themselves Mainstream Coalition," Lawrence Journal-World, September 20, 2004.
- Emails by John Altevogt posted on the SOMA at KU Forum.
- Comments by John1945 (John Altevogt) posted on Lawrence Journal-World.
- Sophia Maines, "KU class angers 'design' advocates. Course would be taught as religion, not as science," Lawrence Journal-World, November 22, 2005.
- Sophia Maines, "KU official responds to course critics. Provost tries to put class in context; conservatives threaten to attack funding for higher education," Lawrence Journal-World, November 23, 2005.
- Denis Boyles, "The Descent of the Straw Man. In the Kansas evolution debate, the latest targets are 'fundies' and Catholic wife beaters," National Review, November 30, 2005.
- John Cashill, "Religious studies professor slurs Christians, Jews," WorldNetDaily, December 1, 2005.
- John Cashill, "University kills anti-ID course," WorldNetDaily, December 2, 2005.
- Pat Hayes, "When the Pot Calls the Kettle Black," Red State Rabble Blogspot, December 3, 2005.
- Dave Johnson, "Right-Wing Intimidation," Seeing the Forest, December 5, 2005.
- Eric Weslander, "Mirecki treated after roadside beating," Lawrence Journal-World, December 6, 2005.
- "E-mails touchstone for controversy," The Johnson County Sun, December 8, 2005.
- Sophia Maines, "Conservative made postings public. Real estate broker controversial on political scene," Lawrence Journal-World, December 10, 2005.