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Boyda endorses Obama

June 11, 2008


— U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, on Wednesday made it official - she's endorsing Barack Obama for president.

Boyda and a handful of Democrats from more conservative congressional districts made headlines last week by staying uncommitted even after Obama clinched the party's nomination over Hillary Clinton.

Boyda, a freshman, is preparing for a tough re-election bid in the district that runs from the northeast corner of Kansas to the southeast corner, and includes western Lawrence. She will face either State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, or former Rep. Jim Ryun, who she narrowly defeated in 2006.

Liz Montano, a Boyda spokeswoman, said Boyda has always said she would back the Democratic nominee.

She said she decided to announce her support of Obama now because his campaign has promised to focus on all 50 states instead of only so-called swing states.

Montano said Boyda still plans to skip the Democratic National Convention in Denver so she can work in the district. "She'd rather be doing her day job," she said.


cdcass 9 years, 11 months ago

If you truly believe that all politicians are selfish, then I assume you really do not understand what drives a person to take a pay cut and put themselves out on a limb for open criticism for standing up for what they believe in. Whether or not you share their values, we all hold our values sacred, until we inform ourselves on the issues, when you do get informed then you may understand why politicians choose that field. As for Boyda's earlier non-endorsement, if you do not know her as a person then all you can do is speculate. She actually does care about what her constituents want, she understands the dynamics within the district that she represents, that does play into her endorsement or non. If you take the time to educate yourself on the issues and look at voting records and do a little research on your choice of candidates, then I believe you may be surprised by what you discover in the way of truth, if truth even matters. People tend to believe what they hear on a street corner or read on a blog without even taking the time to verify the facts that they claim are truths. It is a very sad situation, anyone unwilling to educate themselves really have no room to discuss something they do not understand. I say this because I do care, and feel a desire to help educate voters. There I have opened myself up for criticism now!

staff04 9 years, 11 months ago

"Noone knows much about him..."Tom, the only people who don't know about him are people like you who refuse to do a little homework and instead, sit at home and let Fox/Rush/Savage/Stone/Malkin/etc. do it for you.Oh wait...I just realized this must have been a joke post when I re-read this part:"every Repub will be coming out saying how they always really supported and respected GWB."My bad.

Karl Rubis 9 years, 11 months ago

srj alludes to an interesting situation. If you're Republican, you may want to disavow yourself of allegiance with Bush; you want to be Republican, but not like THAT Republican. If you're Democrat, you may not desire to align yourselves with THAT Democrat. All too curious...political identity by disavowel rather than affirmation.

Irene 9 years, 11 months ago

There's an interactive Veepstakes poll you can play with to choose Obama's running mate. Kathleen Sebelius is doing fairly well. Republicans have one at the site also.

igby 9 years, 11 months ago

It took her three day to decide!The last story was "Boyda trying to decide".Why is this woman in office?Because of stupid voters!

jasonc_22 9 years, 11 months ago

NO signs lead to her wanting Clinton...she was even one of the Reps. mentioned in an NYT piece months ago who were horrified about a potential Clinton-led ticket.

Steve Jacob 9 years, 11 months ago

All signs lead to her wanting Clinton, but did not want to stick her neck out. Now the few Dems. in the House or Senate (like OK-D Rep. Dan Boren) that have said they don't support him will get an earful from Nancy Pelosi.

james bush 9 years, 11 months ago

Obama the rock star appeals to boys too..............Chris Matthews of MSNBC said chills run up his legs when listening to Obama.

Sigmund 9 years, 11 months ago

Topeka - U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, after licking her finger and thrusting it into the political breeze, on Wednesday made it official - she's endorsing Barack Obama for president.

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