Friday, August 26, 2005

In a move that surprises no one

Democrat may run for attorney general |
Democrat Chris Biggs today will announce whether he will seek a rematch against Republican Phill Kline in the 2006 attorney general’s race.

Biggs, Kansas securities commissioner, will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. at the Jayhawk Tower.

In the 2002 race for attorney general, Biggs, then Geary County prosecutor and virtually unknown on the statewide political scene, nearly beat Phill Kline, a well-known Republican, in a highly contentious race. Kline won by 4,287 votes out of 821,107 ballots cast.
Yep, we all called it. It's a rematch, but Kline has more dirty baggage this time, while Biggs is still essentially unknown.

I'd love it if someone would leak me polling data on Phill Kline. I know it's out there.

Update: Just kidding:

Democrat Chris Biggs today said he will not seek a rematch against Atty. Gen. Phill Kline in the 2006 election.

Biggs, currently the Kansas Securities Commissioner, said he decided to pass up a statewide campaign in favor of spending time with his wife Denise, and their three-year-old son Ben.

“Ben will only be a little kid for only a short time, and I want to be there,” Biggs said.
My emphasis.