TOPEKA Atty. Gen. Phill Kline announced endorsements from 89 sheriffs in his bid for a second term.
Kline, a Republican, said the support from 81 Republican and eight Democratic sheriffs "means as much to me personally as it does professionally."
Former Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan accompanied Kline on a three-city campaign swing to tout the endorsements.
"The degree of support Atty. Gen. Kline has from law enforcement is remarkable," Stephan said.
Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern, and area sheriffs Craig Davis of Franklin County and Roy Dunnaway of Jefferson County, all Republicans, endorsed Kline.
The only other announced candidate in the 2006 race is Johnson County Dist. Atty. Paul Morrison, who recently switched to the Democratic Party.