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2008 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, 2008.

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

January through May, 2008

Taylor Atkins
Elections official says touch screens no problem locally
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/1/2008

Mary Clarkin
Campaign 2008 clock's ticking for those wanting to be delegates
Hutchinson News, 1/2/2008

Gwen Tietgen
Locals weigh in on presidential race
Garden City Telegram, 1/4/2008

Ric Anderson
Site set up to end calls for votes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2008

Mary Clarkin
2008 House race attracts early filers
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tom Arnold
Term limits would allow more a chance to serve
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2008

Mary Clarkin
Greensburg residency not required to vote, run in election
Hutchinson News, 1/9/2008

Adam Vogler
Caucuses upcoming for Kansas parties
Chanute Tribune, 1/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Sebelius, top dems delay support
Junction City Daily Union, 1/10/2008
Associated Press
Sebelius, top Dems not ready to endorse presidential hopeful
Hays Daily News, 1/10/2008
Mary Clarkin
Hutch man to run against Bruce
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
Senate president, other incumbents raising lots of cash
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bill Felber
Reitz plans bid for re-election
Manhattan Mercury, 1/11-12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda and Dion Lefler
Kansas Legislature requiring voter ID on GOP's agenda
Wichita Eagle, 1/12/2008

Your Views
Kansas continues to lag behind
Garden City Telegram, 1/12/2008

Mary Clarkin
Lawmaker travels with campaign money
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mark Vierthaler
Republicans push for required voter IDs
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/15/2008
Sam Hartle
WyCo's strong Democratic base bodes well for Kansas caucus
Kansas City Kansan, 1/16/2008
2 legislators could face fines over mailings
Junction City Daily Union, 1/16/2008
Associated Press
State panel won't punish legislators over mailings
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Lawmakers won't be fined for mailings
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Fred Mann and Deb Gruver
With caucuses, tight races, candidates court Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Kansas City Star
Photo ID law unnecessary
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2008
[Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
A guide to the 2008 Kansas caucuses
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2008
[Newsbank article]
J-W Editorial

Make caucuses count [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2008

Chris Green
Early-voting bill is set for debate
Hutchinson News, 1/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Our View
Advance voting
Garden City Telegram, 1/24/2008

Bill introduced to expand mail balloting
Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/2008

Associated Press
Bill to expand mail balloting could boost voter turnout
Chanute Tribune, 1/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
In the mail [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kline spent campaign funds on phones, gifts
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
State ethics panel undecided on Kline
Kansas City Star, 1/29/2008

Tom Bell
Legislators answer this call [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/29/2008
[Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Required photo ID has unclear effect on voting
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Divide on voter ID goes beyond party lines
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2008
[Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Research conflicting on voter ID laws
Chanute Tribune, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Voting barrier
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
How voters can make their voices heard
Lawrence Journal World, 2/4/2008

Tim Carpenter
Donations could require more disclosure
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2008
Hays Daily News
Legislature should allow mail ballots for all elections
Manhattan Mercury, 2/7/2008
Harris News Service
Spending spree
Hays Daily News, 2/10/2008
Kevin Flaherty
Web site offers glimpse into 2008 election
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Larry Gates
Caucus was great, but state deserves a primary
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Presidential primary take it slow [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2008
Chris Green
Early voting opinion will add convenience
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2008
Patrick Lowry
Satellite sites [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
2010 election John Moore eyes bid for governor
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2008
Get out the vote [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kelly W. Johnston
County does not have enough polling places
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2008
Harris News Service
Satellite voting measure signed into law
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jason Roberts
Bossemeyer: 2008 elections will proceed as planned
Junction City Daily Union, 2/24/2008

Mike Hendricks
No amount of soap will clean up politics
Kansas City Star, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
Advance voting options increase
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2008

Ashley Nietfeld
Legislation brings potential for satellite voting in Ford County
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/29/2008
Alexander Parker
Student hopes to dispel apathy
Lawrence Journal World, 2/29/2008
Associated Press
House OKs campaign finance bills
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Campaign law tweaked, but reform stalls
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Kansas House passes campaign finance bills
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
House passes campaign finance bills
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2008
Chris Green
Campaign law tweaked, but reform stalls
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Morning Sun

Campaign finance issue falls woefully short [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
House passes finance bills
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jonathan Kealing
How much did they give
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2008
Lawrence Journal-World
Vote-getting strategies: [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 3/3/2008
Martin Hawver
Campaign finance bills sneak through house
Junction City Daily Union, 3/3/2008
Positive steps on campaign financing
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Other Editors
The Kansas City Star, on campaign finance
Chanute Tribune, 3/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
2008 election concerns are there enough polling places?
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2008
Rhonda Holman
Sunshine House on right track on campaigns
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorial

Campaign clarity [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2008

Dan Johnson
Far-reaching campaign reforms good for Kansas
Hays Daily News, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
The Kansas City Star, on campaign finance
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/9/2008
Kansas City Star
Campaign finance [Kansas editorial roundup]
Hays Daily News, 3/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

The News Staff
Pastor challenging Teichman for Senate
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Kelly Jacobsen
Acting their age
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2008

Bob Sigman
Our reps win a big one
Johnson County Sun, 3/13/2008

Todd Tiahrt
Ethics proposal flawed, won't bring real reform
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mark Vierthaler
Former Dodge City resident enters race for Kansas Senate
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/21/2008
Jan Biles
St. Marys--a town divided?
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2008
Dion Lefler
Voting group make case for paper ballots
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bob Sigman
Speaking of Ray Merrick
Johnson County Sun, 3/27/2008
Harris News Service
House adopts bill requiring voter ID
Hays Daily News, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
House approves voter ID bill, 2012 primary
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
House revives voter identification proposal
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
House ties primary to voter ID rules
Emporia Gazette, 3/29-30/2008
Reject voter ID [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/30/2008

Matt Kelsey
ANALYSIS: through superdelegates, Kansas will have a say in nomination
Kansas City Kansan, 4/1/2008

Janis Lee
Citizens can be strong force in creating policy
Hays Daily News, 4/2/2008
[Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Strictness a sticking point in voter ID bill
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2008 2008 [Newsbank article]


Election still plenty of time to file
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2008

David A. Seaton
Betts running for change in 4th District
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/11/2008

David Clouston
Incumbents to seek re-election
Salina Journal, 4/14/2008
Kevin Flaherty
Marshall set to run for Senate
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Clouston
Salina attorney to challenge Horst
Salina Journal, 4/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Steve Rose
Two gladiators in the culture war
Johnson County Sun, 4/16/2008
Chris Green
Proposal would shrink campaign reporting blackout
Hutchinson News, 4/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
The right to vote [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Softened voter ID bill expected to re-emerge
Hutchinson News, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Neufeld to seek re-election
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/25/2008
Peggy Mooney
Schmidt files for senate seat
Metro News, 4/25/2008
Peggy Mooney
Zeller to run for KS Senate
Metro News, 4/25/2008
The Capital-Journal
Zeller files in 18th District
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2008
Tom Arnhold
State needs a referendum program [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Lolita C. Baldor
Will military voters be left out?
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2008
Dave Helling
Way clear to require photo ID for voting
Kansas City Star, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Ruling aids case for Kansas voter ID law
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Republicans call for law requiring voter ID
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2008
Chris Green
Ruling may give boost to Kansas ID laws
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Courier Views
Easy goes it on voter ID law
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/29/2008

John Hanna
Slattery begins campaign for Senate seat
Salina Journal, 4/30/2008

Dion Lefler
Slattery joins race for Senate
Wichita Eagle, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Fraud? Voter Id law in search of a problem
Wichita Eagle, 4/30/2008
An out-of-touch court
Kansas City Star, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Senate race already has bite
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/30/2008
Janet Reid
Branson launches re-election campaign
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2008
Scott Rothschild
Ex-congressman Slattery to run for US Senate
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2008
David Klepper
Slattery gives campaign formal start in 4-city tour
Kansas City Star, 4/30/2008
No honeymoon for Senate race
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Voter ID
Garden City Telegram, 5/1/2008

Peter Hancock
Roberts playing tough defense in re-election bid
Metro News, 5/2/2008
Dion Lefler
Legislators agree on bill to require voter IDs
Wichita Eagle, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Former Dighton councilman will run for Legislature
Hutchinson News, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Bill targets last-minute attack ads
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Staff Reports
Pyle to seek re-election
Manhattan Mercury, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Campaign finance bill clears Legislature
Hutchinson News, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Beamer will seek another term in office
Hays Daily News, 5/4/2008

Martin Hawver
Campaign reports needed, but media plays big role
Junction City Daily Union, 5/5/2008
Joey Berlin
Peggy Mast will run for re-election
Emporia Gazette, 5/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Guarding the process [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
Shining a light on campaign funding in Kansas
Hays Daily News, 5/6/2008

Associated Press
Senate passes voter ID bill
Iola Register, 5/7/2008

Chris Green
Voter ID measure sent to Sebelius
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Voter ID passes, but veto possible
Wichita Eagle, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Voter ID bill sent to governor
Kansas City Star, 5/8/2008
Gwyn Mellinger
Brace yourself, Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2008

Staff Reports
Hawk to run for re-election
Manhattan Mercury, 5/8/2008
[Newsbank article]

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Campaign fundraising not just money [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2008

Chris Green
Campaign-cash-transfer bill fails
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 5/9/2008

Special to the Times
Gilstrap to seek fourth term
Leavenworth Times, 5/10/2008

Special to the Times
O'Brien to seek seat vacated by Wilk
Leavenworth Times, 5/10/2008

Jeannine Koranda
President plans Kansas visit to support local candidate
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Darrin Stineman
Barragree to seek third term with county
Salina Journal, 5/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Wichita Eagle, on voter ID laws [Kansas editorial]
Kansas City Kansan, 5/17/2008

Tim Hrenchir
County OKs resolution for election day board workers
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2008

Chris Green
Photo ID law fails to develop
Hutchinson News, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Gov. rejects voter ID bill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/20/2008

Dion Lefler
Sebelius vetoes bill no override of voter ID veto is expected
Wichita Eagle, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger
Sebelius vetoes voter ID measure
Kansas City Star, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Morning Sun
Marshall files for Senate seat
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorial

Small steps [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/21/2008

J-W Editorial

Fill the ballot [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/22/2008

Challenger to run for Kansas House seat
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2008

Tim Linn
Kansas Republican chairman visits Leavenworth
Leavenworth Times, 5/23/2008

Mark Scott
Carlin will seek re-election
Manhattan Mercury, 5/23-24/2008
[Newsbank article]

John Green
Slattery airs farm, Mideast worries
Hutchinson News, 5/24/2008
[Newsbank article]
Jack Weinstein
Challenger files in 38th District
Olathe Daily News, 5/24/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Hopefuls gear up for Aug. 5 primary
Wichita Eagle, 5/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Candidates for State Legislature
Wichita Eagle, 5/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mark Scott
Races to clarify in coming days
Manhattan Mercury, 5/25/2008
[Newsbank article]

Will Klusener
Renner to run for state ed board
Manhattan Mercury, 5/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
Candidates filing deadline soon in Kansas Legislature
Kansas City Kansan, 5/27/2008

Rachael Bossow
Filing deadline nears for candidates
Leavenworth Times, 5/27/2008

Bob Beatty
Daily Dose: Ranking representatives
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/2008

Candidates file for state, county offices
Johnson County Sun, 5/28/2008

Chad Lawhorn
Election changes may load ballots
Lawrence Journal World, 5/29/2008

Special to The Times
Meier announces candidacy
Leavenworth Times, 5/29/2008

James Jordan
Kelley seeks to retain seat in Kan. House
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/29/2008

Andale Gross
Bush visits Kansas for Jordan fundraiser
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/30/2008
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 5/30/2008

Rep. Williams seeks re-election to House
Chanute Tribune, 5/31/2008 [Newsbank article]