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Slattery Outlines Proposal for Earmark Changes

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Democratic Senate candidate Jim Slattery outlined a proposal to address earmarks, proposal one-year moratorium on them. A spokesperson for Republican incumbant Pat Roberts calls it redundant.

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McCain calls for probe of company he once aided

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Republican John McCain called Thursday for a federal investigation into plans by the DHL shipping company that could cost 10,000 jobs here, as he and his campaign manager took criticism for helping DHL complete a key corporate merger in 2003.

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District Attoney Candidate Says He Won't Hire Kline

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Eric Rucker, a candidate for Shawnee County District Attorney and chief deputy for Phill Kline says Kline will have no role if he is elected. Rucker's tie to Kline was a problem in his successful primary campaign, and his Democratic opponent is already raising it too.

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14 Geary County Precincts Add No Votes in Election

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Despite nearly 600 registered voters, no one in the 14 Geary County precincts at Fort Riley cast ballots in Tuesday's primary. A post spokesperson says a voting assistance officer reached out to families there to make sure they knew where and how to vote.

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Jenkins, Boyda Hold Campaign Kickoffs Thursday

Updated: 08/07/2008 - Republican Lynn Jenkins and Democrat Nancy Boyda both have kickoff events scheduled Thursday for their 2nd District Congressional campaigns. Boyda is the incumbent; Jenkins, the state treasurer, defeated Jim Ryun in Tuesday's GOP primary.

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Gasoline Costs, Energy Rivet Candidates' Attention

Posted: 08/06/2008 - To understand why Barack Obama and John McCain are emphasizing solutions to the country's energy woes and have scrambled to change their positions, look no further than the voters' distress over $4-a-gallon gasoline and its wide ripple effect.

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Ensley: No Race Results Changed

Posted: 08/06/2008 - More than 4,400 more votes in Shawnee County were counted Wednesday, after a "heads up" catch of some opti-scan ballot errors by Elizabeth Ensley.

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Governor's Support Helps Unseat Democratic Senator

Posted: 08/06/2008 - State Sen. Mark Gilstrap was the only legislative incumbent to lose in Tuesday's primary election. The Democrat represening the 5th District of Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties says the governor's support for his opponent was a factor.

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Kline's Loss Casts Shadow over Clinic Case

Updated: 08/06/2008 - Planned Parenthood's CEO predicts the new Johnson County DA will conclude the Overland Park clinic did nothing wrong. Current DA Phill Kline filed 107 charges against the clinic. However, he lost in Tuesday's primary election.

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Obama's Muslim Outreach Director Resigns

Posted: 08/06/2008 - An attorney who volunteered to help Barack Obama improve his relationship with Muslim and Arab-Americans has resigned from the campaign amid questions about his connection to a fundamentalist imam.

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