Robert Beattie, Democratic candidate for secretary of state, has done many things in his life — author, lawyer, professor, firefighter-medic — not one of which is holding public office. We asked him about the possibility that the public might view his late decision to run as a lark, despite three other tries for local and state office several decades ago. Beattie said he’s been involved in campaigns since 1972 and views it as a plus that he’s not a career politician. And on the subject of public perception, he recounted how, according to Wichita Police Lt. Ken Landwehr, Beattie’s was the most reported name to the BTK tip line in 2004: “Had the tip line been a vote, the public would have elected me as BTK,” Beattie said.
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