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Mail-In Ballot Ads have Republicans Crying Foul

Another Republican candidate for state office is crying foul. Republican Kris Kobach is accusing Democrat Chris Biggs – the incumbent Secretary of State – of improperly using a new, tax-financed television ad to campaign for himself.

The 30-second spot instructs viewers in the use of a mail-in ballot. At the end of the ad, a picture of Biggs appears for 4-seconds with the narrator saying “brought to you by the Biggs Office”.

The spot, deemed legal by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, is part of a campaign financed by a Federal Grant. The spots are scheduled to run through October 28th.

Last month Republican Nominee for State Treasurer Ron Estes criticized Democratic Incumbent Dennis McKinney for running a Learning Quest ad so close to the election. McKinney has not run any of the Learning Quest spots in since the end of September.

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