Kansas: Farm Bureau Hopes to Harvest Jenkins Victory

Posted September 9, 2008 at 6:09pm

State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins (R), hoping to upend freshman Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) in the Republican-leaning, heavily rural 2nd district, has been endorsed by the Kansas Farm Bureau.

“Kansans know Lynn as a hard worker and I know she’ll fight for agriculture when she’s in Congress,” Farm Bureau President Steve Baccus said in a statement released by the Jenkins campaign.

Boyda won a narrow victory in the 2nd district in 2006 over then-Rep. Jim Ryun (R), whom Jenkins defeated in the August primary.

Jordan Takes Aim at ‘Washington’ in TV Ad

State Sen. Nick Jordan (R), running in the Republican-leaning 3rd district against formidable five-term Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore, is on the air with his second television ad.

The 30-second spot features Jordan talking directly into the camera as he criticizes “Washington’s” record on taxes and energy. It is running on cable television in the suburban Kansas City 3rd district and is scheduled to eventually go up on broadcast television, according to Jordan’s campaign.

“Kansas families are hurting and the politicians in Washington [are] trying to raise our taxes by a whopping $683 billion. Congress just doesn’t get it,” Jordan says in the ad.

Republicans have tried in vain to oust Moore since he was first elected in 1998 and have finished further behind him in each succeeding cycle, although they are hopeful that Jordan can reverse that trend. Moore, a former district attorney, has been well-liked at home.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee labeled Jordan’s ad pure fiction.

“There is more truth contained in the Onion than in this hastily thrown together factually inaccurate work of fiction from Nick Jordan,” DCCC spokesman Ryan Rudominer said.