Mailings In Kansas Legislative Races Rile Both Sides

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Democratic state senators are denouncing the Kansas Chamber of Commerce over a mailing to potential voters that exaggerates the depth of unemployment in the state.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the chamber's political action committee sent postcards to voters suggesting several incumbent Democratic senators had supported past economic policies that left almost 155,000 people unemployed.

In fact, the number of unemployed Kansans was fewer than 78,000 in September.

But the Lawrence Journal-World reported that the Kansas Democratic Party has been forced to apologize for mailings against two GOP House members.

The fliers said the Republican lawmakers voted for the final version of budget legislation in 2011 that included a cut in base aid for public schools, when the lawmakers voted against the measure.

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