TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline
raised about $83,000 in six weeks for his Republican primary
He took in slightly more than his opponent, Steve Howe, did in a year.
The figures were in reports filed by their campaigns with the secretary of state.
Kline is running for a full, four-year term, having been appointed by fellow Republicans appointed him to fill a vacancy, starting in January 2007. He started raising money two days after making the June 10 deadline to file to run.
Kline's report showed he and his wife contributed $1,000. Then he raised an additional $82,160.
Howe, a former assistant district attorney, began raising money in June 2007. His total since then is $81,784, including $50 he kicked in.