Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Taking Back Kansas: Two more Republican defections

Had enough? Two more GOP stalwarts in Kansas are saying they most decidedly have. This time the two aren't leaving the Republican Party, but are endorsing the Democrat running for the 39th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Retiring state Rep. Ray Cox, R-Bonner Springs, told the Lawrence Journal-World that he couldn't stand the idea of the nominated Republican candidate -- ultra-conservative Owen Donohoe -- winning his old seat.

"You don't run the state on a few little social issues," Cox told the newspaper.

The Republican candidate Donohoe defeated in the primary, Quentin Brewer, is also endorsing Democrat Corey Mohn for the seat. The Journal-World reports:
Cox and Brewer said they endorsed Mohn because he works harder than Donohoe and is less partisan.
The Journal-World goes on to quote University of Kansas political science professor Burdett Loomis as noting that this election might create a "new political landscape."

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