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Glickman returns; Colorado GOP candidate's Liberal (Kansas) past; school closures

Scott Rothschild

Dan Glickman is returning to the 4th Congressional District to campaign for Democrat Raj Goyle. http://hutchnews.com/latestregionalnews/Glickman-campaigning-in-his-old-district-for-Goyle- This is a story on the Colorado governor’s race where The Associated Press tries to unravel the murky past that Republican candidate Dan Maes has with Liberal, Kan.http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/09/01/politics/p130452D68.DTL&type=business Shawnee Mission school district considering closing ...

Former Kansan leading Alaska GOP senate race; “movement” conservative in Big First; odds and ends

Scott Rothschild

The Salina Journal catches up to Joe Miller, a former Kansan who has stunned the political world by leading Alaska GOP incumbent Lisa Murkowski in U.S. Senate race. http://www.salina.com/news/story/Miller2010-08-29T03-02-07 The Associated Press analyzes political forces propelling "movement" conservative Republican Tim Huelskamp in the race against Democrat Alan Jilka in the ...

Obama enthusiasm wanes; Brownback bus from out of state; Reform Party candidate problems persist

Scott Rothschild

Two years ago today, Democrats were flying high in Denver with the nomination of Barack Obama for president. The Kansas City Star analyzes what happened to that enthusiasm. Here’s the link http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/24/2173082/enthusiasm-gap-confronts-democrats.html Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback got the bus that he used on his “Road Map for Kansas” campaign ...

Alaska’s GOP Senate leader has Kansas roots; Roberts on climate change; Brownback gets endorsement

Scott Rothschild

Joe Miller, the tea party and Sarah Palin favorite who leads incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican primary, is from Kansas. His website states: “He grew up in a working class family in Kansas.” U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., quoted in the Topeka Capital-Journal this morning on ...

State Democrats facing oblivion?; Kansas Chamber's average below the Mendoza Line; Koch brothers v. Obama

Scott Rothschild

An analysis by Kansas State University political science professor Joe Aistrup says two Democratic underdogs at the top of the ticket could spell trouble for three Democratic incumbents farther down the ballot. http://www.hutchnews.com/Columns/Aistrup-insight-kansas8-23--1 Wichita State University professor Edward Flentje tallies up the results from the primary and finds the Kansas ...

Murguia bucks family for Brownback; Jenkins proud to obstruct; Counties angered over tax break for pipeline

Scott Rothschild

Here's a fun read from Kansas City Star's Steve Kraske on the decision by Alfred Murguia, whose family has deep, deep Democratic Party roots, to back Republican Sam Brownback for governor. http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/entries/kraske-you-just-wont-believe-whos-backing-sam-brownback/ U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, was quoted in the Wichita Eagle at the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas ...

Brownback backed by troopers; Reform Party candidate faces charges; Huelskamp gets dueling endorsements

Scott Rothschild

The Kansas State Troopers Association announced Friday its endorsement of Republican Sam Brownback for governor. Brownback faces Democrat Tom Holland in the election. "In our conversations with Senator Brownback it is clear that he understands the needs of the troopers out patrolling the highways of Kansas," said Eric Haskin, chairman ...

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