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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.

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".