Kansas: Ryun Vows to Eschew Earmarks if He Returns

Posted March 11, 2008 at 6:39pm

Looking for an edge in his 2nd district GOP primary battle with state Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, former Rep. Jim Ryun has pledged to refrain from requesting earmarks if he succeeds in getting his old job back.

“People do not trust Washington and it is clear that transparency is not working. I am joining the earmark reform movement in Washington and will work to repair an obviously broken system,” Ryun said in a statement.

The winner of the Aug. 5 GOP primary will face freshman Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) in November. The 2nd district leans Republican, and the GOP is expected to heavily target Boyda in the general election.
— David M. Drucker