Archive for Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Is the AG’s race ‘boiling over’?

October 18, 2006

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

Attorney General

(LJW) Stephan questions Kline fundraising: Nearly three weeks ago, former Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan resigned as a special assistant to Atty. Gen. Phill Kline. At the time, Stephan wouldn't say what caused him to leave, citing only "personal matters." Now he's talking.
Stephan said Tuesday he resigned because he was upset by Kline's strategy of using churches to raise campaign funds.

(Hutchinson News) Kline, Morrison race reaching boiling point: The bitter fight for control of the state attorney general's office appears to be intensifying with less than three weeks to go before the election. State political analysts said Tuesday that they expect the campaign pitting Republican Attorney General Phill Kline against Democratic challenger Paul Morrison to grow even more negative following a series of developments in the first two days of this week.

(AP) Kline criticizes Morrison over plea: Under fire for his judgment as attorney general, Republican Phill Kline is criticizing Democratic challenger Paul Morrison over plea bargains Morrison made as Johnson County district attorney.

3rd District Congress

(KC Star) Moore, Ahner debate for last time: U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore and challenger Chuck Ahner met for one last debate Tuesday, though the names George Bush and Nancy Pelosi were the ones audience members heard most.

Other election news

(KTKA) Voter registration cards have mistranslation: With the Kansas voter registration deadline only a week away, an incorrectly translated word has left this group of Kansans wondering if their voices would be heard. "I think it's very important to have a voice in our representation. Not only Latinos, but everyone," says Josephine Salehar. She is the Executive Director of LULAC, the League of Latin American Citizens. She encourages members to get involved in the political process. But this election cycle, getting involved could be a little more confusing than usual. That's because when this year's voter registration cards were translated into Spanish, something was lost in translation.

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