Saturday, October 21, 2006

Kansas - Saturday Edition: Station pulls Kline ad, Barnett says he isn't a kook & more

Wichita TV station pulls Republican ad against Morrison AP reports:
A Wichita television station has stopped airing an ad from a Republican group criticizing Paul Morrison after the Democratic nominee for attorney general and Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius complained it was misleading.

KSNW, the city's NBC affiliate, made the decision Friday after consulting with its attorney, general manager Al Buch said. He said that while a station can't turn down an ad from a candidate, it has discretion when a spot comes from a non-candidate.

"Our attorney doesn't believe he could defend it," Buch said, declining to elaborate. "We are responsible for the content in essence."
The Wichita Eagle's WE Blog reports that Jim Barnett, the Republican candidate for governor, has been reduced to declaring "I am not a kook." Note that he also says he believes in evolution.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Johnson County soccer moms could be the edge that elects Democrat Paul Morrison attorney general.

The soccer crowd is expected to be driven to the polls by a ballot question about building new soccer fields in Overland Park. Some political observers think the more moderate soccer moms will vote for Morrison.

Here's a threat that might keep Johnson County voters from voting for Paul Morrison. The Kansas Star reports that "If Morrison wins AG race, Kline could become Johnson County DA."

The Wichita Eagle reports in more detail on former Attorney General Carla Stovall's endorsement of Morrison. The story notes that the Kline campaign is touting a new organization of Democrats who support Kline. So far Kline counts three supporters from the Democratic Party.

The Eagle also reports that Sebelius yard signs carry a price tag.

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