Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Phill Kline Crashes

Crossposted from our new home blog,They gave us a republic...

Let's hope that this puts an end to the insanity of Phill Kline:
For the second time in two years, voters in Kansas have handed a stinging defeat to Phill Kline, an anti-abortion crusader who's reputation was made attempting to prosecute the state's abortion providers, first as state attorney general, and then, after he lost re-election to that post, as a district attorney in suburban Kansas City.

With all of the vote counted, Steve Howe trounced Kline by a margin of 60 percent to 40 percent in unofficial returns to select the Republican candidate for district attorney in Johnson County, Kan., a well-off suburb of Kansas City. Howe garnered 33,260 votes to Kline’s 22,188, according to final unofficial returns.

Howe will face Democrat Rick Guinn in the Nov. 4 general election.

Abortion played a key role in the race because Kline is the first prosecutor since Roe v. Wade to file criminal charges against a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Abortion opponents from outside Kansas are thought to have spent more than $100,000 to keep Kline's candidacy alive.

At a gathering at the Sheraton Hotel with his wife and children at his side, Howe thanked his supporters and called on Republicans to come together for the November election.

I'm sure Blue Girl will have more when she awakens this morning...


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