Our editorial Sunday noted that The Eagle editorial board met separately last week with Attorney General Phill Kline and his Republican-turned-Democrat challenger, Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison. This is the race to watch this fall, and they both made clear that they will be swinging.
Kline is pursuing the same game plan that worked well for him in the 2002 GOP primary — attacking his opponent for supporting Senate Bill 323, a 2000 sentencing reform law that, Kline says, put more criminals on the street, some of whom later committed brutal crimes. But Morrison isn’t ready to concede the tough-on-crime prize. “I’ve got a 26-year history of putting bad guys in jail,” he said. He argues that the race “is about competence, and it’s about focus.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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