Archive for Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Kansas Republicans say they’re unified

October 4, 2006

Here are today's headlines from the 2006 election race:

Election 2006

(KC Star) Kansas GOP stresses unity: hey were all together. Attorney General Phill Kline and Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger. Gubernatorial nominee Jim Barnett and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh. Moderate and conservative Republicans in a party so at odds recently that some analysts see the Kansas GOP as two parties, not one. "This is the team, guys," Sen. Pat Roberts told about 60 partisans at a GOP Unity Conference held Tuesday at Johnson County Community College. "I can't think of a finer lineup." The forum was designed to send a simple message: Republicans still may have their disagreements, but they can stand together.

Attorney General

(KMBC TV) Ad Watch: Kansas Attorney General's Race: Kansas Citians are getting their first look at the television ads in the Kansas attorney general's race. ... n one commercial, Kline is shown speaking to a jury. Morrison's campaign claims that Kline has never tried a case before the jury. Kline's official biography doesn't mention trial work either, KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reported. Mahoney said that Kline did argue for reinstating the death penalty before the U.S. Supreme Court last session. Kline won that case. ... Near the end of Morrison's ad, there is a faint image of a Kline look-alike just before the commercial promises that he'll "never violate the privacy of our personal medical records." Morrison told Mahoney that as Johnson County District Attorney, his office routinely subpoena's medical records when crimes have been committed. Morrison claims that Kline is subpoenaing records to look for a potential crime. But a Shawnee County court that issued Kline's subpoenas said that "the court finds that probable cause exists to believe that evidence of crimes may be located in the medical records."

2nd District Congress

(AP) Candidates in 2nd battle over whether Democrat supports amnesty: Republican Rep. Jim Ryun is accusing his Democratic challenger in the 2nd Congressional District of supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants, something she says is untrue and "bugs the living daylights out of me." Democrat Nancy Boyda has questioned Ryun's commitment to tackling illegal immigration, despite his support for legislation to toughen border security and subject illegal immigrants to felony charges. During a Monday radio debate, Ryun noted that Boyda expressed support for a "clear path" to citizenship for illegal immigrants living in the United States. "It's a form of amnesty," Ryun said. But Boyda said Ryun is trying to put words into her mouth.

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