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Statehouse Live: Newspaper takes back endorsement after candidate question’s president’s citizenship

July 22, 2010

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— The Hutchinson News editorial board has withdrawn its endorsement of Tracey Mann in the Republican primary for 1st U.S. House District after Mann questioned the citizenship of President Barack Obama.

Mann said Tuesday on a Salina radio show that he thinks the president “needs to come forth with his papers and show everyone that he is an American citizen and put this issue to bed once and for all.”

So-called birthers have challenged Obama's standing as president by alleging that he was not born in the United States.

Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed the president's citizenship, and his Hawaiian birth certificate has been made public, along with newspaper birth notices published when he was born in 1961.

Last year, a federal judge in Washington threw out a lawsuit on the issue, calling the case a waste of the court's time.

Mann is in a crowded GOP field in the Aug. 3 primary, which includes Jim Barnett, a doctor and state senator from Emporia; Sue Boldra, a political science educator from Hays; Marck Cobb, an attorney from Galva; Tim Huelskamp, a farmer and state senator from Fowler; and Rob Wasinger, a former political staffer from Cottonwood Falls.

The incumbent is U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, who faces U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, in the GOP primary for Senate.

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Paul R Getto 3 years, 9 months ago

Aliens built the pyramids too; this needs to be checked out; where is the paperwork for this?

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 9 months ago

Apparently, someone is mighty touchy about the non-gender-specific nature of the name "Tracey."

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 9 months ago

Already stated so I'm just adding my voice. No one is denying Mann his right to free speech, least of all the Hutchinson News. But the newspaper has just as much right to withdraw it's endorsement if the candidate pops out with something with which the paper disagrees.

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Bob_Keeshan 3 years, 9 months ago

Prove it, cato_the_faker

Plenty of sites allow you to post documents online.

Show us your papers.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 9 months ago

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Alia Ahmed 3 years, 9 months ago

It seems the Hutchinson News is exercising its free speech by withdrawing the endorsement.

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cato_the_elder 3 years, 9 months ago

Just got the news that Charlie Rangel's been formally charged. Compared with all of the fraud, dishonesty, and corruption he's perpetrated and previously gotten away with as a member of the House of Representatives over many years, for a House candidate from Kansas simply to suggest that Obama should come forth with an original birth certificate is pretty harmless. It's called free speech, you know. The Hutch News needs to chill out.

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rorik23 3 years, 9 months ago

What in the article isn't strictly fact?

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 9 months ago

Rothschild's writing:

Republican: Negative Democrat: Positive/Neutral

Accurate assessment about 95% of the time. You see the ways of the corrupt liberal media right in the pages of LJW. Rothschild uses the "blackout" methodology; if the story is too damning of a KS Democrat. He just doesn't report it---or doesn't report it accurately and honestly.

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Soup2Nuts 3 years, 9 months ago

maybeso is right. There should not be an apostrophe in the word "question's"

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maybeso 3 years, 9 months ago

I call apostrophe abuse! "candidate question’s president’s citizenship" Please proofread, I beg you.

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bobberboy 3 years, 9 months ago

Hutch - must be real proud of yourselves on that one - and who was that other republican dunce you elected. What was his name - O yea Oneal ! Great job Hutch folks.

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Bob_Keeshan 3 years, 9 months ago

I dare Tracey Mann, assuming he was born in Kansas, to come forth with "his papers".

So should the Hutchinson News. If Mann is serious about his comment, he should put his money where his mouth is and produce something other than a certified copy.

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blindrabbit 3 years, 9 months ago

Good to know we have another Kansas idiot in the pipeline. Good crop during the last couple of decades.

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