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Yesterday, we mentioned that the Dennis Moore-Kris Kobach race is pretty intense.Well, so is the Jim Ryun-Nancy Boyda campaign to represent the 2nd District in Congress -- Ryun, Republican, has held the seat since 1996.Monday's [Leavenworth Times][1] reports that Ryun and Boyda "exchanged jabs about education and insurance for military troops at Saturday's political forum."Education was a key issue."'The Kansas-NEA (a teachers' union) has given you the lowest possible record on public education,' Boyda said. 'I also want you to discuss vouchers, since you voted for seven private school voucher bills. I don't believe in them.' "Ryun said he, too, supported public education. Though his children were home-schooled for a time, he said they graduated from Lawrence schools. He said he did vote for a Washington, D.C. voucher bill 'the mayor asked for.' "Boyda said one of his seven votes was for the D.C. voucher, and she noted his votes led her to believe Ryun supported vouchers. "In his closing remarks, Ryun said, 'I don't support vouchers for Christian and private schools, because there are too many strings attached.'" Sam Brownback-Lee Jones-Horace Edwards links [Edwards launches write-in campaign for Senate race][2]Pat Roberts links [Senate Chairman Refuses to Release Richard Clarke's Testimony][3]Todd Tiahrt links [Tiahrt touts his 5-term record][4]How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][5] [1]: http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/articles/2004/10/18/news/news01.txt [2]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9950956.htm [3]: http://www.ombwatch.org/article/articleview/2478/1/1?TopicID=1 [4]: http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/special_packages/election2004/9955434.htm [5]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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