Archive for Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sebelius campaigns in Ohio

September 13, 2006

Governor

(Canton, Ohio Repository) Sebelius campaigning for Ohio Dem: Though Kathleen Sebelius governs a state 600 miles away, she senses Ohio voters are "poised" to put Democrats in power this coming election. Sebelius, governor of Kansas, joined local officials and party loyalists Tuesday evening in trying to capture enthusiasm and a sense of duty to end the Republicans' long hold on power. Her focus was on endorsing the candidacy of U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, D-Lisbon, the gubernatorial nominee.

(AP) Barnett: No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants: Kansas should not allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses or pay cheaper, in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett said Tuesday. Barnett, speaking to reporters by telephone from Washington, D.C., criticized Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for signing a 2004 law granting in-state tuition to qualifying students who are illegal immigrants and for her past support of legislation allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.

Attorney General

(AP) First Morrison ads appear on state TV: Democrat Paul Morrison begin airing his first two television ads in the attorney general race, ahead of Republican incumbent Phill Kline, designed to give voters a glimpse of what he stands for and who he is. Each of the 30-second ads seeks to portray the Johnson County district attorney as someone tough on crime who believes in the "right priorities." The ads started airing Tuesday on Topeka and Wichita stations, which cover much of western Kansas.

(Hutch News) E-mail fliers questioned: Attorney General Phill Kline's campaign used a list of e-mail addresses compiled through one of his office's Web sites to solicit funds for his November re-election bid. Although a state ethics official says there's no state law that forbids such a practice, a spokesman for the Democrat trying to unseat Kline in this fall's general election criticized the use of information compiled through Kline's capacity as a state official. "It doesn't seem to be appropriate," said Mark Simpson, campaign manager for Paul Morrison. Kline spokeswoman Sherriene Jones said there was nothing wrong with sending the messages and that those who didn't want to receive them could opt out of receiving them.

Other election news

(LJW) Republicans endorsing Democrats: In a state long known as rock-ribbed Republican, something big might be happening. Come the general election Nov. 7, the mighty GOP might be knocked to its knees.

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