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Organized Political Parties

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 ORGANIZED POLITICAL PARTIES, January through May, 2008.

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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 ORGANIZED POLITICAL PARTIES
January through May, 2008


Mike Hendricks
State GOP seeks its day in sun
Kansas City Star, 1/1/2008


Scott Rothschild
GOP goes on offensive against illegal immigration
Lawrence Journal World, 1/5/2008
Hurst Laviana
Prison killings plummeted since '08
Wichita Eagle, 1/6/2008
James Carlson
Voting records vary widely
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2008
Mike Belt
New jail program could ease transition to life on the outside
Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/2008
James Carlson
Congresswoman doesn't expect husband to be A.G.
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2008
How Kansas caucuses work
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2008
Tim Carpenter
Democratic lawmakers back Obama
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Alexander Parker
GOP leaders focus on local candidates
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2008
George Diepenbrock
Kansas caucuses democrats expect good voter turnout
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2008
George Diepenbrock
GOP race still wide open locally
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Campaign 2008 a caucus of historical proportions
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2008
John Hanna
Kansans show their support
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2008
Tim Carpenter
Politics in full effect this weekend
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Super Tuesday looms as Dems activate
Chanute Tribune, 1/26/2008
John Hanna
GOP conservatives tighten grip
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2008
John Hanna
Republicans worry about caucus plan
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2008
John Hanna
Some state Republicans fret over caucus arrangements
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2008
John Hanna
GPO conservatives tighten grip on party
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2008
John Hanna
Kansas party's reins tightened
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2008
Associated Press
Ryun, Jenkins lobby for GOP support
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2008
Mike Hall
Kansas caucus process explained
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Conservatives tighten grip on Kansas GOP
Wichita Eagle, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Julie K. Buzbee
Kansas Democrats feel 'relevant' in election
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/28/2008
Ryun, Jenkins campaign during GOP convention
Manhattan Mercury, 1/28/2008
Associated Press
State GOP continues move right
Iola Register, 1/28/2008
Sydney Bland
Obama makes visit to El Dorado
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/30/2008
Voters urged to participate in caucuses
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/30/2008
Bob Johnson
Candidate parade starts Saturday; join in and learn [editorial]
Iola Register, 1/31/2008
Mark Vierthaler
Local Democrat, Republican leaders encourage registered voters to hit the polls
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/31/2008
Steve Rose
Well-kept caucus secret
Johnson County Sun, 1/31/2008
Bob Sigman
Kansas in super heat
Johnson County Sun, 1/31/2008
Peter Hancock
Caucuses still a mystery to most Kansas voters
Metro News, 2/1/2008
John Hanna
GOP conservatives tighten grip on Kansas party
Metro News, 2/1/2008
Courier Views
We can make a difference this year
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/1/2008
Leonard Hill
Participating in the Kansas caucuses
Olathe Daily News, 2/1/2008
A real race [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2008
John Hanna
Obama ads now feature Sebelius
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ruth Marcus
Sebelius' response shows divide among Democrats
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler and Brent Wistrom
Kansans take sides, issue with Clinton and Obama
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
State party leaders name their favored candidates
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Caucus! Take part in making U.S. history
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ric Anderson
First blush betrays pic's power
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2008
Steve Kraske
Caucuses take many Kansans out of race
Kansas City Star, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Canon
With presidential nominations unresolved, voter interest is soaring for Super Tuesday
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Leonard Pitts
Conservatives haven't supported blacks
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2008
Kansas caucuses
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Laura Scott
They went beyond gender in making a choice
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2008
George Diepenbrock
How voters can make their voices heard
Lawrence Journal World, 2/4/2008
Lauren Epps
Sebelius praises Obama, plans to recruit Ferrell
Manhattan Mercury, 2/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Clinton supporter predicts Obama win
Garden City Telegram, 2/5/2008
How to caucus
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2008
James Carlson
High turnout forecast
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008
Kelly Jacobsen
It's your Super Tuesday, too
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008
Kasha Stoll
Parties know little of past votes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008
Jonathan Kealing
Sebelius aims to supersize caucus turnout
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2008
J-W Editorial

Part of the process [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2008


Protracted primary system needs reform
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2008
Tim Carpenter
Topekans pack three sites; Illinois senator wins locally
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2008
James Carlson
Obama wins Kansas caucuses
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2008
David Klepper
This flat state tilts for Obama
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Overflow ice, long lines couldn't keep voters away
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Large turnout overwhelms state's Democratic caucuses
Chanute Tribune, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associatd Press
Obama wins in Kansas with big caucus turnout
Chanute Tribune, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Obama wins big in Kansas
Hutchinson News, 2/6/2008
Dion Lefler, Brent Wistrom and Tim Potter
Kansas Democrats solidly back Obama
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
George Diepenbrock and Sophia Maines
Overflow crowds jam caucus sites
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2008
George Diepenbrock
Republicans not expecting caucus problems in county
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2008
Steve Kraske and Jim Sullinger
Caucuses offer lessons, warning
Kansas City Star, 2/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Some lawmakers eyeing future primaries
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
George Diepenbrock
Party planners evalute caucuses
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2008
Carl Manning
Caucus turnout stuns legislators
Salina Journal, 2/7/2008
George Diepenbrock
Caucus on despite exit of Romney
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2008
George Diepenbrock
Flaw allows voters at both caucuses
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2008
Associated Press
Some state officials regret slashing primary funds
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
Cards curbed voter-list snag at caucus
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Three hopefuls coming to Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
It's a different GOP race
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mike Hall
Huckabee rallies supporters in Topeka, says he can beat front-runner McCain
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Lawmakers differ on caucuses
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
McCain tells Kansas: I will bring Osama bin Laden to justice
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brent D. Wistrom
Huckabee: I'm a Wal-Mart, not a Wall St., Republican
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2008
Jon Ruhlen
The heartland loves Huckabee
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kristen Roderick
For once, they court Kansans
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rhonda Holman
Spotlight election attention overdue
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
For some, low-profile Paul is next Jefferson
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Kansas caucuses are up for grabs
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2008
Dave Helling
Tight race puts light on power of 'super'
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2008
Tim Carpenter
Kansas delivers a 'Hucka-Boom'
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler, Brent Wistrom and Jeannine Koranda
Huckabee wins Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Glenda Overstreet
Caucuses teach a lesson
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2008
Steve Kraske
Huckabee convincing in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2008
Tom Bell
Issues draw voters, not ballot boxes [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/10/2008
John Hanna
Democrats drew more to Kan. caucuses than GOP
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Right's angst, tour stops help boost Huckabee in Kansas
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Joey Berlin
GOP chooses Huckabee
Emporia Gazette, 2/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
La-la land votes in caucuses argue for real elections [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/11/2008
John Hanna
Democrats outdo GOP
Iola Register, 2/11/2008
Jonathan Nathan
The view from a Kansas caucus
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brent D. Wistrom
Kansas still red, but blue has its appeal
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Primary, not caucus needed
Johnson County Sun, 2/14/2008
Sheila Lisman
Super Tuesday was super
Hutchinson News, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/15/2008
Associated Press
How Kansas' delegates are dividing up for conventions
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kathleen Sebelius
An exciting time to be a Kansan
Chanute Tribune, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Vicki Estes
Red rover, red rover, send the caucus delegate over
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2008
George Diepenbrock
A blue Kansas in '08?
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2008
Associated Press
Democrats unhappy with Barone's way of filing papers
Salina Journal, 2/18/2008
Associated Press
Senator's actions cause conflict
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2008
Associated Press
Democrats seek ouster of lawmaker
Hutchinson News, 2/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Democrats seek ouster of state senator for handling of polling data
Lawrence Journal World, 2/18/2008
Associated Press
Senator accused of mishandling polling data
Junction City Daily Union, 2/18/2008
Rhonda Haverkam
Not protecting Kansans [letter]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2008
Kathleen Sebelius
An exciting time to be a Kansan
Leavenworth Times, 2/22/2008
Mary Clarkin
Democrats shake things up in red Reno Co.
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Hutchinson News
Closed Republican ranks to blame for lower-than-expected caucus turnout in Kansas [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Legislative forum a good opportunity [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/29/2008
Tim Carpenter
Virginia governor: Kansas Dems gaining ground
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2008
Deborah Hastings
Lists a problem for some voters
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2008
John Hanna
Ex-congressman interested in Senate; engineer Jones campaigns
Leavenworth Times, 3/3/2008
Barbara Hollingsworth
Kansas Dems focused on tight race
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2008
Jonathan Kealing
Open road to Denver
Lawrence Journal World, 3/6/2008
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Democrats face a unified GOP; action needed
Iola Register, 3/7/2008
Brownback: McCain is the right guy
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2008
Rick Montgomery
Brownback muses on the GOP's nod to McCain
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Party stars share Kansas roots
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Dems gain ground, but Kansas still in the red
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Who's a superdelegate?
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2008
Democrat's gain
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2008
Martin Hawver
Trickle-down politics
Kansas City Kansan, 4/1/2008
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 4/4/2008
Chris Green
Hotly contested races on tap for '08
Hutchinson News, 4/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Issues unlike in other election years
Wichita Eagle, 4/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Jenkins claims $108,000 in fund
Manhattan Mercury, 4/16/2008
Special to The Hays Daily News
Kensington democrat announces plans to seek sixth term in Kansas Senate
Hays Daily News, 4/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Heroneumus
Craft decides to run again
Junction City Daily Union, 4/20/2008


Tim Linn
Jenkins talks about candidacy
Leavenworth Times, 4/22/2008


Pine, Schmidt to seek new terms in Senate
Lawrence Journal World, 4/23/2008
The Capital-Journal
Schmidt files for re-election
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2008
Tim Carpenter
Slattery to start bid in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2008
Scott Rothschild
GOP slams vote on budget
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2008
Jeannie Koranda and Dion Lefler
Republican leader Jack Ranson dies at 78
Wichita Eagle, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ranson fought for his party
Wichita Eagle, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Kansas Democratic Party chairman backs Obama
Hutchinson News, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sam Hananel
Bush fundraiser will lack GOP officials
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/29/2008


Emerson Lynn, Jr
Kansas GOP should rearrange political priorities [editorial]
Iola Register, 5/30/2008