Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2008

GOP race still wide open locally

January 24, 2008


Election 2008 - Kansas Caucuses

Full coverage of the 2008 Kansas Caucuses, including interactive map of polling places and a Q&A about the process.

A Republican official said Wednesday he could see Sen. John McCain getting support from Lawrence-area GOP voters, but he acknowledged the race for the party's nomination was still wide open.

"This race has been very fluid with momentum seeming to go up and down depending on the previous primary (or) caucus," said Craig Campbell, chairman of the Douglas County Republicans, during a Wednesday chat with readers.

Kansas Republicans will caucus Feb. 9, and party members can cast votes at any site in their congressional district. In Lawrence, most Douglas County Republicans will register to caucus at 9 a.m. at South Junior High School, 2734 La.

Campbell said former Govs. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas could compete with McCain in Kansas. The competition could change if former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is able to build any momentum coming out of the Florida primary and other contests, he said.

The Douglas County GOP is also trying to use the Feb. 9 caucuses to build support for candidates or officials who hold or might seek local offices, Campbell said.

Anyone who wants to participate in the GOP caucuses must register as a Republican by Friday.

Kansas Democrats will caucus Feb. 5, which is known as Super Tuesday because more than 20 other states will have primaries or caucuses that day.

Jenny Davidson, communications director for the Kansas Democratic Party, participated in an online chat Tuesday. More information about the caucuses is available at


Harry Tuttle 10 years, 3 months ago

What people ought to be asking themselves is "Who will respect our Constitution, defend our borders, and reduce the burdens of government on our people?" The only Presidential candidate that will do this is Ron Paul.

For McCain to keep us in Iraq for a 100 years like he said he would will require a draft and bankrupt the country.

Has the GOP gone insane with McCain?

somebodynew 10 years, 3 months ago

Scene-- I knew this was going to be a strange day when I got sleeted on this morning. You made a post that I completely agree with !!!!!

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