Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Citing disgust, Kansas sheriff withdraws support for Phill Kline

The Iola Register reports that Allen County Sheriff Tom Williams -- a Republican -- has withdrawn his endorsement of Attorney General Phill Kline.

In a letter to the newspaper, Williams said he was dropping his support for the Republican incumbent because of the Kline campaign's attempt to "demonize" his Democratic opponent, Paul Morrison. Williams was upset about Kline's ads trumping up a 15-year-old unproven, uncorroborated and thrown-out-of court sexual harassment accusation made by one woman against Morrison.

Williams told the Register:
"I have withdrawn by active support for Mr. Kline and his re-election. I do not want my name or my office associated with the type of politics that tries to demonize an individual or could result in hurting his family."

Meanwhile, The Wichita Eagle's WE Blog notes "Another week, another appalling Kline ad."

For those who might have forgotten in the midst of all the mud slinging, Morrison is the long-time and well-respected district attorney in Johnson County. You can donate to Morrison through his web site.

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