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Can Boyda repeat Moore's electoral success?
Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![(Washington Post commentary) The Line: GOP Wants Its 'Safe' House Seats Back:] So here's an update on the most-competitive House races of the '08 cycle. Due to the fact that many of these races have yet to begin in earnest, we're not yet rank ordering them by the likelihood of a party turnover. ... Kansas's 2nd (D): The more we hear about the looming primary fight between former Rep. Jim Ryun and state Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, the more apt the comparison to the neighboring 3rd District seems. After Dennis Moore knocked off Rep. Vince Snowbarger (R) in 1998, national Republicans promised that they would take the seat back in 2000 -- pointing to its strong GOP underpinnings. But state Republicans were in the midst of a huge battle between the moderate and conservative wings of their party and were never able to fully unite behind the eventual nominee. Ditto in 2002. By 2004 it was too late. Could Republicans be repeating the mistakes of the past again? Maybe. Regardless, first-term Rep. Nancy Boyda is clearly vulnerable in a seat that gave Bush a 20-point victory in 2004.[(LJWorld.com) President not listening to Americans, Boyda says:] U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, said Thursday that President Bush ignored most Americans when he vetoed legislation that continued funding the war in Iraq but called for the withdrawal of American troops. "He has absolutely disregarded the will of the vast majority of Americans," Boyda said in a telephone news conference from Washington, D.C. Boyda, who voted for the bill that was approved by the House and Senate, represents the 2nd Congressional District, which includes west Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan and southeast Kansas. : http://ljworld.com/specials/election04/primary/boyda.jpg : http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2007/05/house_line_gop_wants_safeseats_back.html : http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/may...