Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Kansas Politics: Endorsements in the evolution election, House & state offices

By Diane Silver

MAIN*PAC, the political action committee of the MAINstream Coalition, has endorsed a slate of moderate Democrats and Republicans for the Nov. 7 election.

In red-state Kansas, "moderate" can often be read as folks who will support education, believe in that old-fashioned thing called science and think theocracy is a bad idea.

MAIN*PAC's endorsements for the Kansas House of Representatives are here. Note that it is important not to ignore the Kansas House races. The change of a few votes for either party could have a massive impact on legislation. The change of a handful of votes could, at the very least, keep the worst bits of the far right's agenda from passing the Legislature. The Kansas Senate is not up for election this year.

Among Main*PAC's other picks are:

Governor/Lt. Governor
Kathleen Sebelius -- Mark Parkinson - D

Attorney General
Paul Morrison - D

Commissioner of Insurance
Sandy Praeger - R

The rest of the endorsements are here, including those for the Kansas State Board of Education (which needs more moderates to hold off the anti-evolution forces) and Kansas and Missouri Congressional races.

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