Former Kansas Attorney General Bob Stephan walks away from current AG Phill Kline just as Kline is battling for his political life. Ole' Bob, once popular in Kansas, refuses to say whether he endorses Kline. See the Lawrence Journal-World report.
Another update on Kline's claim that he used medical records to investigate a rape case: Kline says he did one thing & the folks he supposedly did it with say that's impossible.
Some folks are furious at Kline for comparing a top staffer's anti-abortion protests to the efforts of civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Kline's comment has been called "offensive and disrespectful" by African American lawmakers.
Meanwhile, Kline's campaign posted a web site slamming his opponent, Paul Morrison, for being part of a commission that created a bill
I once had the link, but can't seem to find it now. Has the site disappeared, or am I just missing it? Does anyone have the link?
What seems new about this is how the Kline campaign is using the web for negative campaigning. No word, yet, on if this has hurt Morrison, who now has his TV commercials on the air.
In the race between Gov. Kathleen Sebelius & Republican state Sen. Jim Barnett, a new Rasmussen poll shows the campaign tightening, just barely. See The Wichita Eagle story with analysis by political scientists, who still say it doesn't look good for Barnett.