When Kansans see a current or potential holder of political office appearing in a public service announcement, they may wonder: â€œWas that really a taxpayer-funded campaign ad?â€ Itâ€™s a timely question: Kansas Securities Commissioner Chris Biggs (a possible replacement for Attorney General Paul Morrison), Treasurer Lynn Jenkins (in photo, now running for Congress) and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh (considering a run for governor in 2010) can be seen in current ads, respectively, warning of investment scams, touting the stateâ€™s Learning Quest education savings plan and urging parents to read to their kids. The ads with Jenkins and Biggs were not funded by tax dollars, reported the Topeka Capital-Journal. State party leaders say such ads are OK when they support some program. Kansans must decide for themselves whether such ads are too self-serving.
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