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Slattery pondering run against Roberts


Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(KC Star) Ex-Kansas Rep. Slattery considers 2008 run for Senate:][2] Former six-term Kansas congressman Jim Slattery is considering a run for U.S. Senate next year against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts. Slattery, 59, said he had no timetable for a decision but added, "You can't let these kinds of things drag on indefinitely." No Democrat has won a U.S. Senate race in Kansas since 1932. A spokesman for Roberts was skeptical, noting that Slattery has worked in recent years as a Washington lobbyist.[(The Hill) GOP uproar over Craig:][3] enate GOP leaders renewed their effort to force an absent Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) to resign on Wednesday, but that political pressure appeared to leave Craig unfazed and some Republicans fearing that the embattled conservative could hang on until 2008. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman John Ensign (R-Nev.) both urged Craig to continue with his announced plans to step down on Sept. 30, calling resignation the right thing to do. ... Despite the outcome of Craig's Minnesota court challenge, most agreed that the Capitol ethics probe is unlikely to resolve itself by Sept. 30."It's usually more deliberative than that," said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a former Ethics Committee chairman. "It's a process." The committee may have ample time to do its work. Some Craig staffers say they believe he regrets caving to the intense pressure from GOP leaders last week that led to his resignation announcement Saturday.Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][4][(TheTrucker.com) Mexico truck project audit still not filed; OOIDA to seek Senate action:][5] The Department of Transporation said Thursday morning it had not yet received the audit from the DOT Office of the Inspector General on the Mexico truck demonstration project. ... Late Wednesday, the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association issued a news release saying association representives would join with U.S. Representatives James Oberstar, Peter Defazio, and Nancy Boyda asking the Senate to take immediate action against the program's immediate implementation [1]: http://roberts.senate.gov/Roberts-020405-18060-080-CFFflipped.jpg [2]: http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/262465.html [3]: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/gop-uproar-over-craig-2007-09-06.html [4]: http://ljworld.com/specials/election04/primary/boyda.jpg [5]: http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2007/9/5/AuditnecessarytobeginMexicotruckprojectnotfiledonWednesday.aspx


jasonc_22 10 years, 4 months ago

Slattery would be a great candidate against Roberts- I hope he runs!

BigDog 10 years, 4 months ago

Yeah .... Washington lobbyists always make great candidates.

stuckinthemiddle 10 years, 4 months ago

BigDog So, you disqualify Fred Thompson as a candidate because of his work as a lobbyist?

stuckinthemiddle 10 years, 4 months ago

Before he was elected to the Senate, Thompson spent nearly two decades in Washington as a lawyer-lobbyist, representing such entities as Westinghouse, the deposed leader of Haiti, the Teamsters Union pension fund and the Tennessee Savings and Loan Association...

And, as his list of clients shows... it was never about taking and stand and supporting something he believed in... for Thompson it was all for the personal gain... for coin in the pocket...

I agree BigDog... we should never vote for anyone who has manipulated our government for the sole purpose of personal profit...

BigDog 10 years, 4 months ago

So stuckinthemiddle are you saying that you won't support Slattery then?

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