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Former Dole, Graves officials endorse Slattery

June 6, 2008

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Former key officials for prominent Kansas Republicans will help Democrat Jim Slattery try to defeat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

Nelson and Judy Krueger of Lawrence will serve as co-chairs for the Slattery for Senate Steering Committee.

"I'm pleased Nelson and Judy are joining my campaign," Slattery, a former U.S. representative, said. "I'm determined to be a senator who will help unify our country by working across party lines to promote the best ideas to solve America's urgent problems."

Judy Krueger was campaign manager during the primary for the Bill Graves for Governor campaign, and served as Secretary of Appointments and deputy chief of staff during Graves' two terms as governor.

"I believe we need a change of direction in Washington," she said. "Jim Slattery represents the best opportunity for Kansans to get beyond partisanship and to participate in effecting change."

Nelson Krueger served as Dole's Kansas Administrative Assistant. He said: "Having worked with Jim Slattery since the 1980s, I have found Jim to be open-minded and a man of his word. Jim's commitment to making change and his enthusiasm are refreshing. I'm excited to be supporting a man who doesn't burn out, wear out or sell out."

Slattery faces Lee Jones in the Democratic Party primary.

Comments

yourworstnightmare 7 years, 1 month ago

The GOP is in trouble.Eight years of Bush preceded by six years of the Contract on America have hobbled the party.The GOP might not be around in the next presidential election if McCain loses. Possibly even if he wins.Right-wing republicans can start their own party, whereas centrist republicans can join the rest of moderate america in the democrat party.

chucknoblet 7 years, 1 month ago

Dweezil, yes, Brownback is atrocious, but remember how Roberts as Judiciary chairman ran interference for the Bush administration whenever anyone tried to investigate their wrongdoings? He did anything he could to help cover up suspected violations of the Constitution. Just google the words Roberts Blocks Investigation, and you'll find so many examples.

Orwell 7 years, 1 month ago

Don't worry about ousting Brownback from the Senate worry about him running for Governor in 2010. He's already gearing up.

plainspeaking 7 years, 1 month ago

keep carPATbagger Roberts out of kansas and in d.c. vote for Jim Slattery.

63BC 7 years, 1 month ago

The Scott McLellans of Kansas. They're loyal to whomever is paying them.They both make careers as Republicans and then shift if they get a more lucrative offer.Says a lot more about them than it does Slattery or Roberts.

Fort_Aubrey 7 years, 1 month ago

"And make sure you hit the forums on the newspaper sites in W. Kansas. It is really quite important that they be told the truth . . .">>>>>>>>Yea, please write lots of letters. The people from Western Kansas anxiously await being told the "truth" from people in Lawrence. Especially after this legislative session.Lawrence is sooo clueless.

dirkleisure 7 years, 1 month ago

Fort_Aubrey (Anonymous) says:What is it about Lawrence that makes it think it can think better than the other parts of the state?--------------Must be because the leaders of the Kansas Legislature, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, are from here.Or it must be because so many members of the Legislature are from Lawrence, thus creating a powerful bloc of votes which keep any western Kansas projects at bay.Or it might be that "Lawrence" is a strawman, an outlet for your frustrations and a target you recognize as easy to attack.Why is it the people of W. Kansas believe what they do is "their business"? Why is it those same people think the goings on in the far eastern part of the state is also "their business"?

dweezil222 7 years, 1 month ago

Why don't we focus on ousting Brownback before worrying about Roberts? Roberts is definitely the lesser of two evils.

situveux1 7 years, 1 month ago

He was a US Rep for 12 years...if he was so wonderful why didn't they work for him then? Another non-news item from the JW

BigDog 7 years, 1 month ago

Same crap different day in the People's Republic of Lawrence .... libs and their king Billy have no responsibility for 9/11 even though most of the plotting and opportunities to stop it happened under that administration.

stuckinthemiddle 7 years, 1 month ago

notnowdear that's a fair run-down on Roberts... if there is any one member of the Senate that is as responsible for 911 and the insane Iraq war it is Roberts...

mccgirl80 7 years, 1 month ago

Brownback is not up for re-election this year, Roberts is.

Fort_Aubrey 7 years, 1 month ago

I apologize to notnowdear for certain assumptions I made about her post, and will contact him/her privately.

dirkleisure 7 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, 63BC. Please, continue to equate Roberts with Bush.Uhlrick, you could run. You could run on a KU Med platform. I'm quite certain Dolph would max out to your campaign. Probably would write a Saturday Column about you.

james bush 7 years, 1 month ago

The Bush administration's legacy may be the demise of the republican party.

Mike Blur 7 years, 1 month ago

Jeez, if Western Kansas hates Lawrence so much, I'm half inclined to give everything west of Manhattan to Colorado. That way, Colorado CAN have their power plants in their own backyard and Kansas can divest itself of the money drain that is Western Kansas--widely spaced, largely depopulated school districts can then be Colorado's problem. Win win for all, except for them irate newly-minted Eastern Coloradans who would then have to turn their unfocused anger on them liberals in Boulder and Fort Collins.(I'd give Manhattan to Colorado as well, but Allen Field House West should properly stay in Kansas.)

Fort_Aubrey 7 years, 1 month ago

Notnow: You are obviously not too connected to your roots or you would understand how offish your remarks above sound. Of course, you have ranted on and on about Roberts for months here, so that pretty well explains things to me.I'm not sure what wisdom you have picked up living in Madison and Lawrence which was deprived of you out West. I mean, they can read the New Republic and Mother Jones magazines and the Congressional Record too. And you are obviously not conscious how Lawrence is increasingly perceived by many as a result of the power plant issue.What is it about Lawrence that makes it think it can think better than the other parts of the state?

dirkleisure 7 years, 1 month ago

No kidding.But seriously, Aubrey, thanks for brining the "truth" to the people of Lawrence.

willard 7 years, 1 month ago

not_holroyd said it best :these people beat Slattery once ---maybe they are trying again only on the inside this time????

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 7 years, 1 month ago

Yet more Republicrats infesting the party and the candidate is such a putz Obama won't take money from him. Is this how we gain office, by becoming as corrupt as the Republicans?Is there a third party candidate available?

stuckinthemiddle 7 years, 1 month ago

my recommended campaign line for Slattery is:"Pat Roberts, from the failures of 911 to the insanity of the Iraq war, he stuck with George W. Bush all the way."

cato_the_elder 7 years, 1 month ago

Fort, please rest assured that many of us in Lawrence are still in full possession of their faculties and are not members of the People's Republic, regardless of how it appears. Keep swingin' out west.

Mike Blur 7 years, 1 month ago

Well, notnowdear, every land transaction in American history has been executed by elected officials. I'm a registered voter, so yes, through officials I choose to represent me, I could effect the changed I alluded to in my previous post. You've got to be a lot more intelligent than you think you are to sling zingers at me.So nyah. (Apologies for the usage of polysyllabic words. Tried to dumb it down for ya.)

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