ERIC Number: EJ748507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-26
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Kansas State Board Primaries Find Republicans Divided
Tonn, Jessica L.
Education Week, v25 n43 p1, 26 Jul 2006
The fractured nature of the Kansas Republican Party is on display in the primary campaigns for the state board, in which Republicans of all stripes are scrambling to woo voters before they choose their candidates Aug. 1, 2006. The divisions in Kansas may also reflect the dynamics in other state and federal races this year, when the midterm elections may be the most closely fought since a conservative tide brought big GOP gains nationwide in 1994. Furthermore, this article states, that Kansas state school board members are, in fact, usually described as "moderate" or "conservative" rather than by their party affiliations, though Democrats are almost always considered moderate. And the current board, by that labeling system, has a conservative majority of six Republicans, and a moderate minority of two Republicans and two Democrats. The author added, that of the five state board seats up for grabs this year, three conservatives and one moderate, a Democrat, are seeking re-election in their districts. One conservative board member is not running for re-election.
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas