Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kansans for Life endorses candidates in Wyandotte County

By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com

The Kansans for Life Political Action Committee, a pro-life organization, has announced its endorsement of political candidates for the 2012 election.

Several Wyandotte County candidates received endorsements, including one Democrat. 

In the Kansas Senate, both Mark Gilstrap and Steve Fitzgerald were endorsed by Kansans for Life in the Kansas Senate District 5 Republican primary. In Kansas Senate District 4, Republican Joe Ward was endorsed.

In the Kansas Senate District 6 race, there's a bit of a twist.

The organization chose not to endorse Kansas Sen. Chris Steineger (R), but endorsed Democratic candidate Mario Escobar, who's running against former Unified Government Commissioner Pat Pettey in the Democratic Party's primary.

Escobar was one of just 12 Democratic candidates state-wide endorsed by Kansans for Life.

Meanwhile, on the House side of things, Republicans Shawn Shipp (District 36), Tony Bukaty (District 33) and Tim Kelb (District 31) were endorsed by the PAC.