Elections

Goddard City Website Campaigns for Its Mayor

For about the last week, the City of Goddard, Kansas, has been using its website to campaign for its mayor in her race for the Sedgwick County Commission. The website, located at www.goddardkansas.us, usually looks like a typical city website, holding general news and information, with links to city departments. But around October 21, according to the date given on the site, the normal front page was replaced with the page illustrated above. (Click here for a full-size image of the page.) The message on this new front page is nothing else but a campaign advertisement for Marcey Gregory, Goddard's…
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Money in Kansas District Attorney races

"Recent contribution reports by District Attorney Candidates in Johnson, Shawnee and Sedgwick Counties show Democrats have raised $300,793 and spent $423,857, while Republican candidates have raised only $181,521 and spent $212,670." Read the Kansas Meadowlark's full report at Money in District Attorney races.
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The Wichita School Bond Yard Sign Never Used

Wichitans may remember that the upcoming election on November 4 regarding a bond issue for USD 259, the Wichita school district bond issue, isn't the first time this year that this matter was to be voted on. Originally the Wichita school board passed a resolution setting May 6 as the date for the election. But at the request of a citizens group, the board canceled that election. We may never know why the board canceled the May 6 election. They did so, however, without regard for effort and expense their political opponents had already expended, the yard sign illustrated above…
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Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius: Different from You and I

Do different laws exist for Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and the rest of us? (At least the conservatives and libertarians among us?) The Kansas Meadowlark reports this: "Apparently Sebelius is exploiting a loop hole in Kansas law in using her PAC to attack conservatives. The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission said a similar new 'Leadership' PAC with ties to conservative House Majority Leader Ray Merrick could not exist." Read the Meadowlarks's full report at Gov. Sebelius’ Bluestem Fund “Leadership” PAC attacks conservatives.
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