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Kobach's `dead' voter lives; Brownback ups price of health care law; students to vote in droves, poll says

Scott Rothschild

Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, held a news conference to criticize his Democratic opponent Secretary of State Chris Biggs, and alleged there were people fraudulently voting in the place of dead Kansans. He gave an example, saying an Alfred K. Brewer of Sedgwick County was dead ...

Kobach working on Arizona law; Jenkins, Hudspeth duel over economy; Justice elections quiet

Scott Rothschild

Republican secretary of state candidate Kris Kobach is again working on an anti-illegal immigration issue in Arizona; this time dealing with citizens born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2010/10/17/20101017russell-pearce-immigration-law.html Four of seven Kansas Supreme Court justices are on the Nov. 2 ballot for retention. So far, everyone is keeping ...

Voter fraud debated; down-ballot races examined

Scott Rothschild

Republican Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach says voter fraud is serious issue in Kansas. Secretary of State Chris Biggs, a Democrat, says Kobach is exaggerating. http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/12/2307041/contentious-secretary-of-state.html Kansas University professor Burdett Loomis notes the importance of attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer races. http://www.hutchnews.com/Columns/MON--burdett-lewis-insight-kansas10-11--1

Kobach's anti-illegal immigration fees; Parkinson optimistic; AFP opposes library expansion; Jenkins defends Koch

Scott Rothschild

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., whose district includes part of Lawrence, writes piece defending Koch Industries against criticism from Democrats.http://www.kansas.com/2010/10/12/1538223/dont-try-to-make-koch-industries.html Republican secretary of state candidate Kris Kobach has received nearly $200,000 in legal fees for defending city of Hazleton, Penn. illegal immigration ordinance. A story in the Hazleton Standard Speaker ...

Face-off in TV ads; Outsiders enter AG race; 2010 not 2008

Scott Rothschild

Be afraid. Political candidates put the worst faces forward of their opponents. The Star takes a peek. http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/10/2296775/in-political-ads-candidates-select.html An Iowa-based group that opposes Democrats will drop hundreds of thousands of dollars in Kansas for campaign ads to try to defeat Attorney General Steve Six, who faces Republican Derek Schmidt. http://cjonline.com/news/state/2010-10-09/iowa_gop_activists_target_six ...

Prof gives Brownback low grade; Abortion opponents target retention of justices; Holland heads out west

Scott Rothschild

Political science professor assesses the goals outlined by Republican gubernatorial nominee Sam Brownback. D-plus. http://stateofthestateks.com/2010/10/01/editorial-insight-kansas-grading-brownback%E2%80%99s-outcomes/ Abortion opponents are trying to re-make the Kansas Supreme Court by getting involved in the retention elections. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ks-judicialelections,0,2475709.story Democratic candidate for governor Tom Holland campaigns in Garden City. http://www.gctelegram.com/news/tom-holland-9-30-10

Links between Koch brothers and Brownback explored; Libertarians hopeful; Evolution downplayed in SBOE races

Scott Rothschild

Two of the richest people in the country -- Charles and David Koch -- have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback. Reporters with the Kansas City Star provide the analysis of the donations and the Koch brothers' vision of de-regulation and what it could ...

Brownback reflects on time in the Senate; Holland takes Brownback to task over vote

Scott Rothschild

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., who is running for governor, talks about the ups and downs of serving in the Senate in an exit interview with NBC. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39047904 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Holland criticizes Brownback on vote to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Topeka Capital-Journal dissects the issue. ...

Kobach loses immigration battle; GOP enjoys Democratic memo; Hartman says no to Libertarian run

Scott Rothschild

The Associated Press reports that a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hazleton, Pa., may not enforce its crackdown on illegal immigrants. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said that Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act usurped the federal government's exclusive power to regulate immigration. The city of ...

Hartman may run as a Libertarian; Cleaver concerned about political discourse; Moore opposes Obama proposal

Scott Rothschild

Wink Hartman, who was defeated in the Republican Party primary for the 4th congressional seat, is considering a run as a Libertarian. http://www.kansas.com/2010/09/08/1482836/hartman-may-run-as-libertarian.html U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Kansas City, says today's politics "empty." http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/07/2206812/cleaver-laments-emptiness-in-todays.html In a news release, Stephene Moore, a Democrat running for the 3rd Congressional District seat, says ...

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