Abortion case becomes issue in Kan. DA race

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Democrat running for Shawnee County
district attorney is making an issue of recent allegations from
abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

Chad Taylor is running against Republican Eric Rucker for the
prosecutor's job. Rucker lives in Shawnee County but is chief
deputy for Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline.

Rucker says Taylor is trying to distract voters from his lack of

Tiller has attacked both Kline and Rucker in a recent court
filing. Before he was Johnson County prosecutor, Kline was attorney
general _ and investigated Tiller.

Tiller now faces 19 misdemeanor charges in Sedgwick County, and
he's trying to get them dismissed or key evidence suppressed. He
has accused Kline and Rucker of misconduct during the
investigation, which they dispute.
Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal,

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