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Morrison raises more than $1M in campaign

July 23, 2006

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— In what is expected to be one of the most hotly contested political races of the year, Democratic candidate for attorney general Paul Morrison said Saturday that he has raised more than $1 million in his effort to unseat incumbent Republican Phill Kline.

Morrison, the Johnson County district attorney, switched from being a Republican to a Democrat to run against Kline in the November general election.

Kline is expected to announce his totals Monday, the deadline for candidates to file campaign finance reports. Neither Kline nor Morrison face a challenger in the Aug. 1 primaries.

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MadAnthony 8 years, 4 months ago

So there were the Greeks, facing down one million determined Persians. Western Civ's fate hung in the balance, and a crack Greek legion of less than a thousand stood to defend the pass from the million strong. Steve Pressfield (Gates of Fire) picks up the story at this point:

The novel writes: ...it is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that the Persian archers were so numerous that, when they fired their volleys, the mass of arrows blocked out the sun. Dienekes, however, quite undaunted by this prospect,remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we'll have our battle in the shade.'

meggers 8 years, 4 months ago

Arminius,

That alleged "tie" to Soros is beyond tenuous- in fact, it's downright convoluted.

On the other hand, Kline's campaign took quite a sizable chunk of change from Club For Growth, which Jack Abramoff used to hustle money for.

Even if one were to take your allegations of "ties" at face value, to my knowledge, George Soros has not been charged with committing any crimes. Shall we drag out the Abramoff laundry list of criminal activity?

People in glass houses, even those endorsed by God, really shouldn't throw stones.

meggers 8 years, 4 months ago

Ok, Arminius, let's get this straight: If I'm a builder providing consulting services to a non-profit organization such as Habitat for Humanity, and you happen to donate money to that organization, you and I have political "ties" to one another?

Hell, if that's the case, Hurricane Katrina has most certainly created a web of "political ties", the likes of which the United States political system has never before experienced.

I stand by my initial assessment.

As for discrediting law enforcement, this is VERA's mission, from the link you yourself provided:

"The Vera Institute of Justice works closely with leaders in government and civil society to improve the services people rely on for safety and justice. Vera develops innovative, affordable programs that often grow into self-sustaining organizations, studies social problems and current responses, and provides practical advice and assistance to government officials in New York and around the world.

Today, Vera's staff are leading more than two dozen separate projects that each aim to reveal more about the meaning of justice even as they make a difference in the lives of individuals. Those projects include efforts to serve troubled and delinquent kids at home instead of in juvenile institutions, reduce violence against women, help state leaders develop affordable and humane sentencing policies, strengthen police-community relations, and more."

Yep, those are some pretty dubious goals, all right...

Have you nothing to say about Club For Growth's direct political contributions to Phill Kline's campaign? Or about Jack Abramoff's work for Club For Growth?

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