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Ryun files to run for 2nd congressional district position

June 9, 2008

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— Former U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun made it official Monday, filing to try to reclaim the position he lost in 2006 to Democrat Nancy Boyda.

Ryun, who now lives in Lawrence, will face State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins in the Republican Party primary on Aug. 5.

Ryun was a five-term congressman when Boyda defeated him by a 51 percent to 47 percent margin. Boyda, of Topeka, is seeking re-election. The general election is Nov. 4.

The 2nd congressional district runs from the northeast corner of Kansas to the southeast corner, and includes western Lawrence and Douglas County, and all of Leavenworth, Ottawa, Topeka, and Manhattan.

Ryun said the top concerns of voters are the economy, tax relief, immigration, and reducing the cost of gasoline.

He said his positions haven't changed -- he supports making permanent President Bush's tax cuts of 2003, the construction of a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border, and increasing oil exploration, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

He said his loss in 2006 had a lot to do with the fact that Democrats at the top of the ticket -- in the governor's race and attorney general's race -- won by large margins.

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Windlass 5 years, 10 months ago

Actually, had it right the first time. Drugs. I blame drugs.

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Windlass 5 years, 10 months ago

Arsonists, over the weekend, gutted the governor's mansion in Austin, TX.-------------------------------------------------Correction : the state capitol, empty at the time. No one injured.

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cool 5 years, 10 months ago

My parent's contacted Boyda's office regarding changes limiting how an employee can invest one's 401K savings. They got back a response discussing Railroad Retirement. They wrote again saying "Wrong Answer!" and got a response that they would be contacted after some research was done on the matter. It has been 5 months and no response. Anyway so far this year their previous 401K investments have made nearly $200,000, and their new government forced choices are sub-zero. It is called the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and it will be used as a model for private social security accounts, so beware.Roberts Office, however, is even worse. My dad contacted Roberts regarding hours of service laws. He has worked under hours of service laws for 35 years. He got back a very detailed response about hours of service that was from outer space, it was nothing my dad had ever worked under.You would think they would hire competent staff, but I'm sure they can't pay anything and Roberts keeps getting re-elected anyway.this has nothing to do with Boyda !contact a bank or financial institution -- WTF !what are you doing contacting legislative elected officials about financial investments ? you gotta be kidding me -that's where you get your advice ?

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Windlass 5 years, 10 months ago

Lynn Jenkins will win. 98% sure.

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TopJayhawk 5 years, 10 months ago

It's all a bad joke. No good choices. That is why we are in the sorry state we are in... Jim Ryan is a bad republican joke... JIm Slattery is a bad Democratic joke. Both need to be tarred and feathard. Run 'em out of town. But we keep electing them.

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janeyb 5 years, 10 months ago

My parent's contacted Boyda's office regarding changes limiting how an employee can invest one's 401K savings. They got back a response discussing Railroad Retirement. They wrote again saying "Wrong Answer!" and got a response that they would be contacted after some research was done on the matter. It has been 5 months and no response. Anyway so far this year their previous 401K investments have made nearly $200,000, and their new government forced choices are sub-zero. It is called the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and it will be used as a model for private social security accounts, so beware. Roberts Office, however, is even worse. My dad contacted Roberts regarding hours of service laws. He has worked under hours of service laws for 35 years. He got back a very detailed response about hours of service that was from outer space, it was nothing my dad had ever worked under. You would think they would hire competent staff, but I'm sure they can't pay anything and Roberts keeps getting re-elected anyway.

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Bob Forer 5 years, 10 months ago

Purple, I vote democrat a lot more often than republican, , but I have to agree with you on this one. Boyda has done next to nothing for our state....her record ain't much better than Ryun's.

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purplesage 5 years, 10 months ago

My positions haven't changed, either. I have supported Jim Ryun from the get-to but will likely support Lynn Jenkins this time. The reason: we need to get rid of the rest of the crowd that were recently elected. Paul Morrison did himself in. Sebelius, in thinly disguised attempts to grab headlines, has played with the job market in Kansas, to get national attention as a "green" candidate. I think Obama has better sense, but who knows, That leaves Boyda, who went to Washington because of general Republican unpopularity, switching parties herself, and the current representative, who once had 70% approval ratings, being asleep at the switch. So while I still like Jim Ryun, I'm leaning to Lynn Jenkins because we need the best chance to unseat the current non-representative.

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nugget 5 years, 10 months ago

Jim Ryun is morally bankrupt. He's nothing more than a crook posing in religious garb. I can't wait donate money to Lynn Jenkins campaign, and I'm a democrat.

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cool 5 years, 10 months ago

sizzlin !9 June 2008 at 2:12 p.m.Suggest removalPermalinkTheSychophant (Anonymous) says:In Kansas, there is very little difference between a democrat and a moderate republican. In this regard, I really don't care if Jenkins or Boyda ultimately captures the seat. But I am still vehement about one thing: that wingnut idiot Ryun needs to stay home and vete his future son-in-laws. He's done enough damage to our state and country already. I hope Jenkins cleans his clock. In fact, I will switch party affiliation to vote against Ryun in the primary.

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cool 5 years, 10 months ago

pace (Anonymous) says:I am a democrat but have always appreciated the republican representatives sense of constituent service. Ryan was the biggest do nothing I ever experienced. Back when the war started we were working with some famlies with guys over there and their families weren't getting any checks, looking at evictions, food pantries, losing their car. Roberts, Moore, Brownback, all helped untangle the red tape. , Do nothing Ryrun did nothing but send a insulting form letter about our need to support the troops and bush. I think he gave friends from his church jobs, they seemed untrained and inert. his staff sucked, his attitude sucked. They even indicated that just by saying the families were in need of help wasn't very patriotic.

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cool 5 years, 10 months ago

autie (Anonymous) says:did Ryan ever get his district any good earmarks/pork? At least Pastor Tiahart hooked us up with a few down in the old poor 4th district.Pastor Tiahart ? is that why his kid killed himself ?

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pace 5 years, 10 months ago

bondmen (Anonymous) says:Pace, how long have you been a paid member of the Boyda staff anyway?Just a great example of someone who wants to play stupider than a dog. Bondmen prefers not to deal with issues of importance, in this case did Ryan have a good or bad record of service to constituents? No info, no discussion just falsly accuse me of being a paid shill. i went to college with Jim, he was a journalist major and a self centered smuck. I worked as a volunteer in different organizations and have had many occasions to interact with different representatives. Jim was the biggest do nothing and time waster i ever came across in office, this has nothing to do with Boyda. i have not have contact with her office and would welcome information from other people personal experience. Your response is another good example of why we shouldn't suffer him again, His fan base seems to be people like you, people who think being hateful and giving little response to the topic is acceptable behavior. In Oklahoma they are called sidewinders. it actually reminded me of his empty form letter telling a desperate wife that she should support the troops. Give me examples of where he did something, Don;t just lie about me and think oh, boy i told her. That is playing, please excuse this if you happen to be a small child and are tying to discuss political issues as you imagine a grownup might.

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deskboy04 5 years, 10 months ago

I sure hope that he doesn't win.

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bennyoates 5 years, 10 months ago

Dramatic as politics can be, there are always plenty of laughs and we can count on "Dim" Ryun to deliver the hijinks. Love the idea about drilling in the ANWR, Dim! And unlike that pseudo-conservative McCain, you're unafraid to link your service to that of President Bush. Mission accomplished, my friend!Never will forget his wife's proclamation that God chose Dim to be a Kansas congressman. That hurt the feelings of those of us who voted for Boyda (yes, we have feelings, even though we've made pacts with Satan according to Mrs. Ryun), but ejecting the dim one from Washington soothed the pain.

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Agnostick 5 years, 10 months ago

bondmen...I guarantee you--it is authentic.I'm not setting or following any agenda--I merely find it laughable that the same day Jim Ryun files for office, they come out with that sort of press release--an attack on Nancy Boyda that sounds so much like a loud little dog, barking to be let off its leash.If the Kansas GOP is really behind Ryun, why not come right out and say it? Why not issue a release that compares and contrasts their words and actions, related to the big issues of the day? Or how about saying something about Ryun's record while he was in Congress?Granted, I can see the "family diplomacy" in something like this: By issuing a limp attack on Boyda, the KSGOP avoids showing any favor for Jennings, over Ryun (or vice versa). It's the safe alternative.So, Boyda didn't gather signatures, and paid a fee, instead? From that, we could also deduce that Boyda believes in what she's doing--so much that she's willing to put her own money behind it. Ryun can't do the same? He can spend other people's money on politics, but not his own?See what I mean? Sounds "deserving and critical," doesn't it?--Ag

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yankeelady 5 years, 10 months ago

In all the time Ryun "represented" us we could never get a straight answer on issues from him or his office. Since his positions haven't changed, and he lost last time, it should at least give him a clue.

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bondmen 5 years, 10 months ago

Oh, so your saying the Republicrats are smart enough to set the adgenda for you Agnostick - is that right? So much so you're willing to spend time parsing their stupid press releases (if it's really their creation that is).

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Agnostick 5 years, 10 months ago

bondmen (Anonymous) says:"My, what deserving and critical issues you've raised Agnostick. This is going to be a meaningful campaign with important issues discussed, I can see already."_________So what you're saying, bondmen, is that the Kansas Republican Party raised a "deserving and critical" issue with their press release?How so, please?Take your time... but then, really, I don't expect a decent answer, anyway.--Ag

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Windlass 5 years, 10 months ago

Arsonists, over the weekend, gutted the governor's mansion in Austin, TX. The Fall of Tyranny?

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autie 5 years, 10 months ago

did Ryan ever get his district any good earmarks/pork? At least Pastor Tiahart hooked us up with a few down in the old poor 4th district.

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jimincountry 5 years, 10 months ago

A "yes" man/woman is okay when the leader is .......?.....correct, intelligent, ie, a real leader! Ryun's time is no more, but I sure don't want a "yes" woman when Pelosi and Obama are our leaders. God help us then!McCain's not the answer but Obama is a disaster!

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bondmen 5 years, 10 months ago

My, what deserving and critical issues you've raised Agnostick. This is going to be a meaningful campaign with important issues discussed, I can see already.

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malcolm_x_obama 5 years, 10 months ago

Nancy "Pelosi" Boyda, is not going to get reelected. Ryun isn't much better, but a little better is ok.

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Agnostick 5 years, 10 months ago

Found this in my email account this afternoon...**********FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2008 Contact: Corrie KangasMobile: 913-XXX-XXXXOffice: 785-XXX-XXXX Boyda's Support WaningCan't muster enough signatures to get on ballot Topeka, KS-Today, in another signal that Nancy Boyda's campaign is faltering, she was unable to muster enough signatures to file by petition for her re-election efforts. Instead, she had to pay the filing fee in order to get ballot access in November. Executive Director Christian Morgan stated, "This is just a classic example of a politician whose policies are bad for the people of her district. Boyda's inability to collect enough signatures is proof that her out-of-touch liberal politics are damaging the residents of the 2nd Congressional District. "Whether it's Boyda's inability to address fuel prices that have doubled since she took office, her continuing abuse of Congressional earmarks, and her pork-barrel pet spending projects, or her numerous votes to harm the Kansas economy, the voters of Kansas are clear-Nancy Boyda is bad for the 2nd District." Morgan concluded, "I am confident that when November rolls around, petition signatures will be the least of Boyda's problems as she looks for a new job." ###**********Okay, so... if I understand this... to get your name printed on the ballot (so voters don't have to write it in), you need to accomplish one of two things: either A) get enough signatures on a petition; or B) pay a filing fee.I have several questions about this "news release"...1) Which is more common for a candidate to do: Pay the fee, or collect the signatures?2) What do most Democratic candidates do: Pay the fee, or collect the signatures?3) What do most Republican candidates do: Pay the fee, or collect the signatures?4) How did Nancy Boyda get on the ballot in 2006: Pay the fee, or collect the signatures?5) How has Jim Ryun typically gotten on the ballot in the past: Fee or signatures?6) If, by Boyda's choice to pay the fee, we can deduce that she doesn't have enough supporters to sign a petition... can we also deduce that, by Ryun's choice to collect some signatures, that there are more people who would sign a free petition, than would sign a check made out to Ryun's campaign? Did Ryun not pay the filing fee, because he cannot afford to pay the fee? Does his campaign war chest hold more dust bunnies, than dollars?Enquiring minds want to know!Agnostickagnostick@excite.comhttp://www.uscentrist.orghttp://www.americanplan.org

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bondmen 5 years, 10 months ago

Pace, how long have you been a paid member of the Boyda staff anyway?

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Newell_Post 5 years, 10 months ago

Sychophant:One minor disagreement. Ryan and his cabal are more dangerous to our country and our way of life than al-Qaeda. al-Qaeda is our sworn enemy. They make no bones about hating us and wanting to destroy us. We can understand that and deal with it. The Ryans of the world claim to be trying to save us, and a few people are stupid enough to believe them. The Ryans of the world love only themselves, their perverted view of God, and the power and nepotism which comes with political office.

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Bob Forer 5 years, 10 months ago

Pace, sounds just like Ryun. Most of the republican folks I know are good and decent folks just like most of their democrat counterparts. The very right wing republicans, however, are the exception. Ryun, Kline, that crude lady school board member, etc, are just as dangerous to our society as the kooks, criminals, greedy milliionaires, and international medieval religious zealots.

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autie 5 years, 10 months ago

He said his positions haven't changed..Neither have mine. Please support Nancy Boyda.

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pace 5 years, 10 months ago

I am a democrat but have always appreciated the republican representatives sense of constituent service. Ryan was the biggest do nothing I ever experienced. Back when the war started we were working with some famlies with guys over there and their families weren't getting any checks, looking at evictions, food pantries, losing their car. Roberts, Moore, Brownback, all helped untangle the red tape. , Do nothing Ryrun did nothing but send a insulting form letter about our need to support the troops and bush. I think he gave friends from his church jobs, they seemed untrained and inert. his staff sucked, his attitude sucked. They even indicated that just by saying the families were in need of help wasn't very patriotic.

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Bob Forer 5 years, 10 months ago

In Kansas, there is very little difference between a democrat and a moderate republican. In this regard, I really don't care if Jenkins or Boyda ultimately captures the seat. But I am still vehement about one thing: that wingnut idiot Ryun needs to stay home and vete his future son-in-laws. He's done enough damage to our state and country already. I hope Jenkins cleans his clock. In fact, I will switch party affiliation to vote against Ryun in the primary.

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dinglesmith 5 years, 10 months ago

Anyone notice that he hasn't even bothered to change his signs? "Run with Ryun." After however many years in congress, running is still the only thing he can hang his hat on.Assuming Jenkins can win the nomination, I think odds are she'll beat Boyda. Forgetting party affiliation, both seem like pretty decent people to me.

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toe 5 years, 10 months ago

Ryun is running again, only this time it is with a wheeze.

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janeyb 5 years, 10 months ago

His top concerns before were to get his kids jobs in DC and use his position to get good real estate deals. Not one mention of the war in the above statement. I guess it is not one of his concerns.

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Agnostick 5 years, 10 months ago

If Boyda loses, she'll lose to Jenkins... and only Jenkins.Agnostickagnostick@excite.comhttp://www.uscentrist.orghttp://www.americanplan.org

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mikeisthename 5 years, 10 months ago

Is it really a surprise that Ryun is running again?He's had the taste of DC life. He wants more, more, more.When he lost to Rep. Boyda, he didn't step back and reflect.Nope. In March 2007 he vowed to run this year. Can't get those DC parties and meals here in Kansas.

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hail2oldku 5 years, 10 months ago

And Nancy Boyda just further distanced herself from BHO.

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starbucks 5 years, 10 months ago

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cool 5 years, 10 months ago

we want responsible leadership not just 'family values' bs.

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cool 5 years, 10 months ago

boringoh please. where was this guy on WMD and 'war' intelligence ?

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starbucks 5 years, 10 months ago

He needs to get his kids jobs, hence the filing.let's go DEMS, keep this seat!

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not_a_heather 5 years, 10 months ago

Ryun is washed up. He doesn't stand a chance in the primary, let alone the general election.

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prospector 5 years, 10 months ago

"Ryun said the top concerns of voters are the economy, tax relief, immigration, and reducing the cost of gasoline."Since when were the top concerns of voters his concerns????BS right out of the chute. It's about money, savin' babies , marriage, and more money.

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