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Radio campaign will target Boyda


Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(AP) White House threatens veto of bill facilitating union organizing:][2] President Bush would veto legislation championed by Democrats and labor groups that would make it easier to organize unions by eliminating employer rights to demand secret-ballot elections, the White House said yesterday. The House is to vote on the legislation today and, with help from pro-labor Republicans from the Northeast, it is almost certain to pass. But the margin of support is expected to fall well short of the two-thirds needed to overturn a presidential veto. ... Both business groups opposed to the bill and organized labor have launched major ad and lobbying campaigns. The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, an anti-bill business coalition, said it would run radio ads in three formerly Republican districts captured by Democratic freshmen Tim Mahoney of Florida, Nancy Boyda of Kansas and Heath Shuler of North Carolina. "We want to put members of the House and Senate on notice that we are watching how they vote on this issue," said coalition spokesman Todd Harris. Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][3][(CattleNetwork.com) Roberts Applauds $76 Million Investment In KS Cellulosic Ethanol Plant:][4] U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today applauded the U.S. Department of Energy's selection of Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas to receive a $76 million federal investment to locate a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. "I am very pleased the Department of Energy has chosen to make this significant investment in both renewable fuels and ultimately, the Kansas economy," Senator Roberts said. "This technology is cutting edge and represents the next wave in renewable energy. This is an opportunity to grow our rural economy while reducing our nation's dependence on foreign oil." [1]: http://ljworld.com/specials/election04/primary/boyda.jpg [2]: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/03-07/03-01-07/05business.htm [3]: http://roberts.senate.gov/Roberts-020405-18060-080-CFFflipped.jpg [4]: http://www.cattlenetwork.com/content.asp?contentid=109764


Sigmund 11 years, 1 month ago

Employers want secret ballots but not the labor unions? Kind of makes you wonder why, unless of course Big Labor wants to intimidate those who oppose unionization. But given their history of peaceful action I can not imagine that would be the case!

Jamesaust 11 years, 1 month ago

Remember Nancy - if you want to be re-elected, run as a Democrat, vote as a Republican. There's no point in taking the heat for a bill that (a) won't pass the Senate, and (b) is guaranteed to be vetoed.

dagopman 11 years, 1 month ago

Hit the ground running? Really?? How so?

Mike Blur 11 years, 1 month ago

I'll give you an example, dagopman. Boyda and her husband responded to storm victims in the 2nd District and advocated for them a year and a half ago, and a full year before the elections in November. Jim Ryun was nowhere to be seen, and when his constituents tried to contact his office, they were given the brush off.

It's all there in my posting history - check it out for proof. It is a demonstrable fact that the main reason why Ryun lost was lack of responsiveness to his constituents.

dagopman 11 years, 1 month ago

They did no such thing. If you are referring to the Jefferson County storm damage the emergency preparedness director said your information is false.

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