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Elections

2007 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to ELECTIONS, January through May, 2007.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON ELECTIONS, January through May, 2007


Sarah Kessinger and Chris Green
Secretary of state moves toward more access
Hays Daily News, 1/1/2007
Chris Green
Campaign finance reform fails to stir leaders, voters
Salina Journal, 1/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Election smudged red-state status
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/2/2007
Editorial Board
Campaign transparency
Hutchinson News, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]
Ann Charles
Time for a change [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stacie R. Sandall
Thomas Co. returns voting machines
Hays Daily News, 1/10/2007
Mary Clarkin
Candidates file their final finance reports
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]
Sharon Montague
Reports detail spending
Salina Journal, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]
Kansas needs to be in on 2008 primary action
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2007 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Proposal: All voters must show photo ID
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Senator to propose voter ID bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2007
Scott Rothschild
Want to vote? You may soon need ID
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2007
Tim Carpenter
Senator to propose voter identification bill
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/16/2007
Tim Carpenter
Advance voting would grow statewide
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2007

Tim Hrenchir
Primary set in Council District 6
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2007
James Carlson
Ethics commission decides not to fine Kline
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2007

James Carlson
Sebelius: Tighten campaign finance
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2007

Associated Press
Sebelius supports changes in campaign laws
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2007


Associated Press
Panel: Kline did not improperly use computer
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2007
Steve Vockrodt
O'Connor: Ethics board not operating fairly
Olathe Daily News, 1/18/2007
John Hanna
Thornburgh: Earliest date may not be best for 2008 presidential primary
Lawrence Journal World, 1/19/2007

J-W Editorial
Voting advance [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/20/2007


John Hanna
Ethics charged dropped vs. Kline
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2007
Voter barrier
Garden City Telegram, 1/20/2007
Rachael Logan
Kansans on the campaign trail
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2007
Ned Seaton
Reitz going after those robo-calls
Manhattan Mercury, 1/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
J-W Editorials
Voter ID [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/22/2007
Tom Bell
A call missed by lawmakers [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Lawmakers introduce campaign reforms bills
Wichita Eagle, 1/24/2007

Dion Lefler
Kansas campaign reforms offered
Kansas City Star, 1/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Campaign reform focus of six bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2007


Ric Anderson
'Robocall' reform no sure bet
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2007

Scott Rothschild
Presidential primary gaining momentum
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2007
Diane Carroll
Ruling confirms Rardin's victory
Kansas City Star, 1/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Bipartisan group seeks campaign funding fix
Hutchinson News, 1/24/2007


Chris Green
Disclosure law reform sought
Salina Journal, 1/24/2007

Associated Press
Barnett says police conducting campaign-related investigation
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/25/2007


Lawrence Journal World
Honey, we're just avatars!
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2007
Patrick Lowry
Influence [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2007
Chris Green
Lawmakers look to expand early-bird voting
Hutchinson News, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Push is on to increase satellite voting sites
Salina Journal, 1/30/2007
John Hanna
GOP-Controlled house to settle 16th district race
Junction City Daily Union, 1/30/2007
Steve Kraske
Criminal activity alleged in campaign
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Legislators move to decide election
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
An election without candidates?
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Committee's first day marked by partisan disagreement
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Barbara Shelly
Recount favors Kansas Rep. Gene Rardin lawmakers: be fair in deciding election
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tom Bell
In search of more voters [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/1/2007
James Carlson
Panel tries to resolve contested election
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2007
Courier Views
Let's be honest [opinions]
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/2/2007
Patrick Lowry
Close call [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/2/2007
Jim Sullinger
Fate of House seat rests with five ballots
Kansas City Star, 2/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
House narrows election to five contested ballots
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Lawmakers searching for approach on 'robo calls'
Garden City Telegram, 2/3/2007

Barbara J. Isenberg
Early voters, prepare for primary
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Kansas House election still undecided
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/4/2007

Chris Green
Lawmakers searching for solution to 'robo calls'
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]
Rhonda Holman
Creaky update campaign laws
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Dave Helling
Decision on voting machines could run into the millions
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Ethics bill needs spoonful of sugar
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2007
Chris Green
Bill banning calls not automatic
Salina Journal, 2/5/2007
Associated Press
Record in reported spending set for 2006
Salina Journal, 2/5/2007
Hanging up
Garden City Telegram, 2/5/2007

Mike Belt
Advance voting starts this week
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2007


Editorial Board
Elected appraisers
Hutchinson News, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Committee: Democrat should keep seat in contested race
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2007
Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Panel to declare Rardin the winner
Kansas City Star, 2/7/2007 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Committee sides with Democrat in contested race
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2007
Dion Lefler
Thornburgh seeks flexibility on primary
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Republican drops challenge of House Democrat's victory
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/7/2007
John Hanna
Panel: Democrat should keep House seat
Salina Journal, 2/7/2007
Associated Press
Candidate concedes election
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2007
Jim Sullinger
Election challenge ends
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]
Presidential primary
Junction City Daily Union, 2/8/2007
James Carlson
Lawmakers consider bill that would curb robo calls
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2007
J-W Editorials
Priceless commodity
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2007
James Carlson
Kansas looks at restricting 'Robo calls'
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/11/2007
Campaign laws need teeth
Johnson County Sun, 2/15/2007
John Milburn
Senate passes election ID bill
Junction City Daily Union, 2/16/2007

Scott Rothschild
Voter ID bill approved, criticized
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2007


David Klepper
Sebelius slams voter-ID measure
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Milburn
Senate passes election ID bill over claims of 'poll tax'
Kansas City Kansan, 2/17/2007

John Milburn
Voter ID bill draws fire
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2007


John Milburn
Senate-passed voter ID bill draws fire
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/17/2007
John Milburn
Voter ID bill draws fire, creates doubts
Junction City Daily Union, 2/18/2007

Tim Carpenter
Measure adds photo to voter registration
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2007


J-W Staff Reports
County clerk seeks poll worker changes
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2007
Martin Hawver
It looks like legislators are doing something
Junction City Daily Union, 2/19/2007
Scott Rothschild
GOP bill would eliminate political picks
Lawrence Journal World, 2/20/2007
Chad Lawhorn
Campaign donations hit new heights
Lawrence Journal World, 2/20/2007
Randy Scholfield
Be open public needs accountable government
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Campaign finance bill could be in peril
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2007
Kansas City Star
Don't create another obstacle for the voters
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Consensus grows on February primary
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2007
Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2007
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/23/2007

Tim Hrenchir
Four hope to succeed Duffy in District 6
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2007


Barbara Hollingsworth
Low voter turnout expected
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2007
Let election poll workers have split shifts
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Hollingsworth
Nearly 71,000 voters eligible
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2007


Primary advisory committee formed
Leavenworth Times, 2/26/2007
Associated Press
Primary matter
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2007
Jim Sullinger
Across Kansas committee will explore primary
Kansas City Star, 2/27/2007 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Presidential primary panel appointed
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2007

J-W Staff Reports
Polls open for primary decisions
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2007


Anthony S. Bush
Off to the polls a glance at the election
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2007
John Milburn
Thornburgh appoints primary panel
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2007
Local election your turn [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Milburn
Thornburgh appoints presidential primary panel
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/27/2007

Barbara Hollingsworth
Heights winners looking ahead
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Barbara Hollingsworth
Some voters were given wrong ballots
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2007

Barbara Hollingsworth
Former Rep. Kirk, Scott and Woods top vote-getters
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2007

Tim Hrenchir
Nave bumped
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2007


Chris Green
Success of reform efforts mixed
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Neufeld a potential roadblock to Feb. primary
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Campaign finance disclosure efforts get mixed results
Garden City Telegram, 2/28/2007


Associated Press
House panel to discuss primary funding
Garden City Telegram, 2/28/2007


Scott Rochat
Primary importance [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 3/1/2007

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Presidential primary pointless [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2007


Primary has merit [opinion]
Johnson County Sun, 3/1/2007

Manhattan Mercury
Primary move
Garden City Telegram, 3/1/2007


John Hanna
House panel approves $2 million for primary
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]
Cure for what doesn't ail immigration
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]
Sam Hananel
Sebelius won't back presidential contender until next year
Metro News, 3/2/2007

Associated Press
Panel approves $2 million for primary
Garden City Telegram, 3/2/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Candidate mounts write-in campaign
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2007
Tim Carpenter
TV political ads -- make or break
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2007
Manhattan Mercury
Primaries: Just make'em relevant
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2007
Scott Rothschild
Time has come for reforms
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2007
Governors on TV judging the commercials
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2007
Ric Anderson
Primary may not be worth cost
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2007
Darrel Miller
Voter stamps could beat satellites
Hays Daily News, 3/4/2007

Ballot mistakes made in primary
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2007


Rhonda Holman
Primary avoid crowded Tuesday
Wichita Eagle, 3/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Editorial Board
A primary need
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]

Emporia Gazette
Other editors...On a Kansas presidential primary:
Chanute Tribune, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Local elections not good enough [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2007


John Hanna
Votes cast out of the public eye
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2007 [Newsbank article]
Editorial Board
Save the money, scrap the primary [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/14/2007
Tim Carpenter
Funding stripped for presidential primary
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2007
Associated Press
Presidential primary funds better spent elsewhere, House decides
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2007
Chris Green
Vote casts doubt about primary
Hutchinson News, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]
Courier Views
Shame on the Kansas House
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/16/2007
From the Emporia (Kan.) Gazette
U.S. Experts presidential primary for Kansas
Kansas City Star, 3/17/2007
Worse ways to spend $2 million than on a primary
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Tims
House made right decision not to find primary [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/18/2007
Patrick Lowry
Primary funding [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/18/2007
Martin Hawver
Bottom dollar on presidential primary debate
Junction City Daily Union, 3/19/2007
Tim Hrenchir
Forum draws crowd, but few candidates
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2007
Ron Sylvester
Senate passes bill to require voters to show photo ID
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
The Emporia Gazette
Others' views on presidential primary:
Junction City Daily Union, 3/20/2007
Barbara J. Isenberg, Christina M. Woods and Ron Sylvester
Bill making it harder to register to vote stalls
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Primary funding
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2007


Chris Green
Sides debate requiring ID from voters
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Consensus growing on early February primary vote
Hays Daily News, 3/22/2007
Randy Scholfield
Obstacles ID rules disenfranchise Kansas voters
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Make the primary go away [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Loophole feared after bill passes
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
House blocks campaign reform
Johnson County Sun, 3/22/2007
Chris Green
Bill changes campaign finance law
Garden City Telegram, 3/22/2007
Could Kansas primary be kingmaker or queenmaker?
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 3/23/2007
Scott Rochat
Presidential primary?
Emporia Gazette, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Kansas counties get new voting machines
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Campaign finance reports reveal candidates' war chest
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2007

Associated Press
Negotiators agree to leave primary funding out of budget
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2007


John Hanna
Kansas primary funding in Peril
Junction City Daily Union, 3/29/2007
Barbara Hollingsworth
District's path a big part of races
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2007
Tim Hrenchir
Keeping the best, brightest the goal
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2007
Tim Hrenchir
Candidate remains in hospital
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2007

Barbara Hollingsworth and Tim Hrenchir
Their turnout at polls a bit lax
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Candidate says infant improving
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2007
Icess Fernandez
Business community, education circles differ on races
Wichita Eagle, 3/31/2007 [Newsbank article]
The Wichita Eagle
This bill doesn't serve democracy
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2007

Kathy Hanks
Three co-op members seek two board seats
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Voter ID
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2007


Get ready to vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
Low turnout nothing new for Topekans
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2007


Steve Kraske
Jenkins mounts challenge to Boyda
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Shawnee County races
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007
John Milburn
Treasurer files to run for seat in 2nd District
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2007
Tim Carpenter
Voter ID bill doesn't pass
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007
Dion Lefler
House rejects bill requiring voter IDs
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Lynn Jenkins announces 2nd district candidacy
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]
Barbara Hollingsworth
Kirk beats incumbent Clothier
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007
Tim Hrenchir
Topeka City Council close victory
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Voter ID bill not needed [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/4/2007


Chris Green
Lawmakers from both sides block voter ID bill
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Confusion over 'win' will spur changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2007

Chris Green
Kansas primary looking unlikely
Salina Journal, 4/5/2007
Conservatives also lost voter ID fight
Wichita Eagle, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]
Chad Lawhorn
Western part of Lawrence produces higher voter turnout
Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/2007
Tim Carpenter
'08 primary push still a possibility
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Campaign reform efforts fall short of goal
Salina Journal, 4/6/2007
Chris Green
Presidential primary prospects seem dim
Chanute Tribune, 4/6/2007
Editorial Board
A blank slate
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2007

Tim Hrenchir
Election canvass certifies votes
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2007


Chris Green
Voting bill future in doubt because of added measure
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2007

Sound off should Kansas have a primary?
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2007


Glenda Overstreet
Why is voting so hard?
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Voter turnout
Hutchinson News, 4/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

What do legislators have against transparent campaigns?
Wichita Eagle, 4/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Online poll voters not fond of proposal
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2007


Second district hot seat GOP horse race
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2007


You said it should Kansas have a primary?
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2007
Dion Lefler
Reform efforts result in weaker state ethics laws
Wichita Eagle, 4/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger
Kansas acts on campaign reforms
Kansas City Star, 4/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
Sebelius signs election reform bill
Kansas City Star, 4/17/2007 [Newsbank article]
Sam Jack
Let Kansas count
Wichita Eagle, 4/17/2007
Carl Manning
Governor signs campaign reform legislation
Lawrence Journal World, 4/17/2012
Sara Stites
Anonymous donor present a problem
Kansas City Star, 4/18/2007

Tim Carpenter
House panel rejects primary
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2007


J-W Editorials
Reform falls short [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2007


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