National Democrats Buying Ads for Boyda

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ National Democrats are buying ads to support Nancy Boyda's re-election campaign despite her pleas for them to
"get the heck out'' of her congressional race.

The new ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says the Topeka Democrat represents "the change Washington desperately needs.'' The ad began running in the district this week.

Earlier this year, Boyda persuaded the DCCC to cancel $1.2 million in reserved airtime for ads on Kansas TV stations. She vowed to run an independent campaign "without Washington interference.''

Republicans claim the new ad shows Boyda is not as independent from the national party as she claims.

But a Boyda spokesman says the congresswoman still believes the race should be run without the interference of out-of-state groups.

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