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Thursday, August 05, 2004

KR pride

From Knight Ridder's Washington bureau, it's nice to be part of this: http://www.ajr.org/article_printable.asp?id=3725.

Day 2 of Kobach-Taff watch, and despite a show of unity, you know that KS Republicans are pins-and-needles on this one. The Eagle's Steve Painter has a story on how conservative groups like Club For Growth and the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity are spending big money to influence Kansas races -- AFP succeeds the Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation in pushing grassroots, low-tax initiatives nationwide. Also, with conservatives now back in control of the KS Board of Education, a return to the evolution debate of 1999 may be in the offing. Moderates and liberals are holding their collectivist breath as the implications of the primary elections start to unfold.