Archive for Saturday, October 21, 2006

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October 21, 2006

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

(Hutchinson News) Candidates for governor argue about economic health: Renewing their debate over Kansas' economic strength, Republican challenger Jim Barnett is questioning the accuracy of Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' latest television ad.

(KC Kansan)Sebelius focused on governor's race: Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that she's flattered to be considered a viable vice presidential candidate in two years, but for now she's satisfied focusing on her re-election campaign before the state votes on Nov. 7.

Attorney General

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(Wichita Eagle) Allegations against Morrison were dismissed: Two federal court cases in which a female employee accused Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison of sexual harassment were both dismissed roughly 13 years ago, with no findings ever made that Morrison had harassed the woman, court documents show.

(LJW) Republican group won't pull ads: A national Republican group Thursday stood by a television ad criticizing the Democratic nominee for attorney general, which kept airing despite efforts by the nominee and Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to get it pulled.

Other election news
(AP) Democrat's message could gain ground: Democrats nationwide are counting on voters like the 53-year-old Diane McDermed, whose husband is the Atchison fire chief, to send Republicans packing this fall. Nancy Boyda, who is running for the Kansas 2nd Congressional District seat, has campaigned on the slogan "Had enough?" and her signs are everywhere in the eastern Kansas district. Voters nationally have said the House page scandal that forced the resignation of Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., will play a role in their decisions. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll taken shortly after the scandal first broke found that about half of likely voters said corruption and congressional scandal would be important to how they vote. About two out of three of those voters said they would pick a Democrat.

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