Conservatives Fund PAC Backs Former Colleague

Posted June 21, 2007 at 11:33am

Former Rep. Jim Ryun (R), hoping to win the 2nd district GOP primary and challenge Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) for his old job, was endorsed this week by the House Conservatives Fund, a political action committee.

“There can be no doubt that Jim Ryun is a proven conservative,” Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Conservatives Fund, said in a statement. “And it just makes sense to elect a proven conservative to represent a conservative district.”

To earn a shot at Boyda, Ryun must first get by state Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, who also is running in the GOP primary. Even though the Eastern Kansas 2nd district leans Republican, Boyda came from behind last year to pull off a close upset.
— David M. Drucker