The race for Kansas attorney general should be the most interesting and competitive of all the statewide contests this November. And it began with a bang Tuesday, as Republican-turned-Democrat Paul Morrison (in photo) officially launched his campaign by launching into incumbent Republican Phill Kline.
Morrison contrasted his considerable courtroom experience as Johnson County’s district attorney with the experience of Kline. He noted that Kline “has never tried a single case in his entire career” and let his law license lapse three times. “Phill Kline’s world is a world of posturing, politics and press conferences, where very, very little real work in the fight against crime actually ever gets done,” Morrison said.
Count on Kline to aggressively contest that. And though Morrison’s trial experience is a great asset, it also means that there is a long record to search for examples of him being “soft on crime.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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