With a few high-profile exceptions, such as Tuesday’s filing of charges in the murder of a Great Bend teen, Attorney General Steve Six’s tenure has been “as boring as a seminar on corn leaf rust” compared with those of predecessors Phill Kline and Paul Morrison, noted Topeka Capital-Journal columnist Ric Anderson. “He comes off as a pragmatic public servant, seemingly more interested in making the office run right than pushing party dogma or using his position as a political springboard.” He concluded: “That’s proven to be fantastic for Kansans who need services from the attorney general’s office, but will it be enough to get Democrats out in November?” A recent SurveyUSA poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, had Six trailing challenger Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, 54 to 34 percent.
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