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  •  Different Situation (5+ / 0-)

    I think the KS dynamic is different. First, MD is a blue state and Townsend had no reason to choose a Republican. Also, Erlich nominated and African-American to make the point that he was after the Democratic base. I also think Townsend had a bad relationship with the AA community to begin with.

    Kansas is deep red and this switch and joining the ticket tells "regular Republicans" that their party has left them behind.

    "We must all hang together or assuredly we will all hang separately." - Ben Franklin

    by RandyMI on Tue May 30, 2006 at 01:38:21 PM PDT

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    •  OT, but (0+ / 0-)

      just wanted to personally say thanks for signing onto the email list this weekend. Thanks for noticing the race.


      I'm running for MN House (17B) because I'm sick of the bickering. It's time to get the job done.

      by JK Minnesota on Tue May 30, 2006 at 01:58:39 PM PDT

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    •  You are Correct, Kansas is NOT Maryland (0+ / 0-)

      The GOP in Kansas has been taken over by the Wing nuts.  I live in Johnson County, KS, Olathe no less.  The state senator for my area is Kay O'Connor, who believes woman should not have the vote. Yes, Seriously and she is a woman.

      In 2001, O'Connor of Olathe was quoted in The Star as saying she did not support the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. She added that she would vote against it were it to be considered today.

      At the time, and again Wednesday, O'Connor was critical of the story and denied making the remarks, although two women from the Johnson County League of Women Voters who overheard the remarks vouched for the story's accuracy.

      Many in  the KS GOP are leaving that party because of the Republicans who are so far right they fall off the side of the earth.

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