General Election — November 4, 2008

U.S. House, District 3

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Speculation swirls about Rep. Moore’s re-election plans
December 4, 2008
National political media — including National Review, Hotline and — are speculating that Dennis Moore will retire at the end of his current term.
Dennis Moore wins re-election to sixth term over Nick Jordan
Economy, bailout key contentions throughout race
November 5, 2008
Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore won re-election in the 3rd Congressional District over Republican challenger Nick Jordan. With 581 of 603 precincts reporting early this morning, Moore led Jordan 56 percent to 40 percent.
Federal races: U.S. House of Representatives 3rd District
November 2, 2008
In the race for the 3rd District congressional seat, it’s no surprise the U.S. economy is a hot topic as Election Day approaches. Incumbent Dennis Moore, a Lenexa Democrat seeking his sixth term, says there’s plenty of blame to spread around but insists he’d rather look forward to forging a solution to the troubles plaguing the U.S. and global economies.
Economy key issue in 3rd District House race
October 31, 2008
In the race for the 3rd District congressional seat, it’s no surprise the U.S. economy is a hot topic as Election Day approaches.
Jordan ad cites story unrelated to election
October 25, 2008
A television campaign ad by Republican Nick Jordan that criticizes Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore over current economic problems cites a Lawrence Journal-World article that had nothing to do with the political race.
Candidates to chat online this week
October 20, 2008
Eleven candidates running for office in the Nov. 4 general election will chat with readers this week.
Jordan levels charges at Moore
October 16, 2008
Republican congressional candidate Nick Jordan on Thursday charged his opponent, 3rd District U.S. Congressman Dennis Moore, as a major contributor to the country’s current economic crisis.
Baker forum draws candidates for several state, county seats
October 15, 2008
Baker University students showed their concern about the national economy by the questions they posed to state and local candidates at a forum Tuesday night on campus.
New ballots easier for voters to read
October 6, 2008
The ballot for Douglas County voters will look different in the Nov. 4 general election. But County Clerk Jamie Shew says the changes are not drastic and are necessary to help voters better read and understand the ballot. “People find this far easier to read, clear to read, easier to use,” Shew said. “It doesn’t change. You still mark the ovals.”
Senate candidates to speak at forum
September 30, 2008
Candidates for two state Senate positions will participate in a forum today at Lawrence High School, 1901 La. In the District 2 race, state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, and Republican Scott Morgan will answer questions starting at 7 p.m. The forum for candidates in District 3, between state Sen. Roger Pine, a Republican, and state Rep. Tom Holland, a Democrat, will start at 8 p.m.
Political forums start next week
September 28, 2008
Candidates for federal, state and county positions will take questions at forums starting next week. The events are sponsored by the nonpartisan Voter Education Coalition and are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, candidates for two state Senate seats will participate in a forum at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.
Extra page on ballot could cost thousands
September 1, 2008
The number of races and questions on the general election ballot appears to be a double-edged sword for Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew and election officials. The presidential, congressional, state and county races, plus three Lawrence sales tax questions, should help boost voter turnout. But it also means lots of words on the ballot.
Moore blasts President Bush
Kansas delegates reflect on historic nomination
August 28, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., on Thursday said he looked forward to the end of President Bush’s administration.
Vulgar e-mail accidentally sent by Slattery staffer
August 27, 2008
A Jim Slattery for Senate staffer apologized Tuesday afternoon for a blast e-mail that included obscene language about Sen. Pat Roberts. Ian Staples, Slattery’s campaign deputy communications director, blamed a computer malfunction that sent out a message soliciting negative stories about Roberts, a Republican seeking his third Senate term.
Moore says off-shore drilling no cure-all for energy woes
August 19, 2008
While he made the rounds in Lawrence on Monday, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., said expanding off-shore oil and gas drilling was no cure-all to the nation’s energy supply problems. “I really, truly believe what we need to do again is take a comprehensive approach: renewables, alternatives, wind energy,” Moore said. “Whatever Kansas could do with wind energy is a small, but very important, part of an overall solution, I think.”