Kline Considers Candidacy

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) _ Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline said eight months ago that he would not be a candidate for the post this year.

But some supporters have been urging him to run, and now Kline is refusing to rule it out.

Kline said, "I get people asking me to run and people asking me to move out of town all the time,'' and left it at that.

The former attorney general has until the June 10 filing deadline to decide, and could file to run as an independent before noon on Aug. 4.

Kline took over the district attorney's office in January 2007. The Johnson County Republican Party's precinct leaders elected him to complete the term of Paul Morrison, who defeated Kline in the race for Kansas Attorney General.

Morrison later resigned due to a sex scandal.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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