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Single-Issue Factions Credited For Conservative Blitz Tuesday

Friday, August 9, 2002

Moving under the political radar screen, anti-abortion and pro-gun activists turned tight Republican races into near landslides for conservative candidates in Tuesday`s primary elections. Officials said Wednesday that last-minute campaign blitzes by single-issue groups, combined with low voter turnout, helped Tim Shallenburger win the GOP governor`s race, Phill Kline to win the attorney general`s race, and resulted in two big upsets on the State Board of Education.

Read Original at: Lawrence Journal-World

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