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Key aides joining Slattery campaign

June 7, 2008


Former key aides to top Kansas Republicans have announced they 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," said Slattery, a former U.S. representative. "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 of Overland Park in the Democratic Party primary.


cato_the_elder 9 years, 9 months ago

Oldnavycdr, very clever. This is one of the more unusual political stories we've had in Lawrence for some time.

oldnavycdr 9 years, 9 months ago

This would be absurd if it weren't so funny! "Key aides"??? One a chauffer and now a telecom lobbyist like Slattery trading off of past associations, and the other an adminstrative list maker whose very brief "campaign manager" role was so horrific as to quickly land her the high policy position of scheduler! Nice people, though. Obviously missing the limelight that comes from being strap-hangers to important people. Roberts is probably hoping that Slattery actually listens to these political giants.

oldnavycdr 9 years, 9 months ago

...dear, no spin, no plot. Direct knowledge. Had this fine reporter sought a little background he might have used some different phrasing. Lazy? Complict? Perhaps both? Regardless, this is laughable.

doubledogleg 9 years, 9 months ago

I wonder what Bob Dole or Bill Graves would have to say if Rotschild asked them for a comment?

doubledogleg 9 years, 9 months ago

talk about "shaping" and "cherrypicking" - you seem to be pretty good at that - notnowdear. you are really revising the truth, ignoring facts and leaping to conclusions. and, you got that right oldnavycdr - if that's all the better Slattery can do - he should have stayed in his McClean, VA house and kept his office on K Street

james bush 9 years, 9 months ago

I'd just like to vote "NONE OF THE ABOVE" but that hasn't worked and now we are at the end of ordinary American people and the creeps(lobbyists) kept in storage at the DC storage vault (SLATTERY) are run out again when the "party" needs them.Depressing!

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