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The Phill Kline radio ad campaign said the Lawrence Journal-World endorsed Republican Kline over Democrat Dennis Moore in the congressional race. I think it would be more civic-minded for a paper to stick to covering the campaign and presenting both sides rather than trying to use its position to influence the voters one way or the other. Did the Journal-World officially endorse Kline, or was it an editorial opinion?

Ann Gardner, editorial page editor, said it was the opinion of the newspaper that Phill Kline should be elected to Congress, and a Nov. 1 editorial to that effect constituted an endorsement. The news pages of the Journal-World strive to present both sides of political campaigns.


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