The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 27, 1996 · Page 5
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 5

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 27, 1996
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THE SALINA JOURNAL CAMPAIGN 96 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1996 AB f!U.S. SENATE f*i!W on tenure, investments issues in race Race between Roberts and Thompson is a contentious joust for Senate seat Sy LEW FERGUSON 'ie Associated Press -TOPEKA — Pat Roberts and Sally sSJiompson, contenders for Nancy Kasse- Bijium's Senate seat, sparred over his long $&nure in Washington and her investment $«rformance as state treasurer during a televised debate Saturday night, j*', Roberts, the Republican nominee, said ;«$ hopes the sometimes contentious race ifor the six-year term will focus more on important to voters in the final 10 days of the campaign. But Thompson, the Democrat, reminded the audience watching the sometimes sharp exchange on Topeka television station KTKA that it was Roberts who called her a derogatory name following an earlier joint appearance. "Name-calling is inexcusable," Thompson declared. "I've only talked about the congressman's voting record. He's gotten very upset over that, and I don't understand that. "I thought there was no reason to call me names — to attack my character." ROBERTS "Well, politics is notbeanbag." Pat Roberts 1st District Congressman "Well, politics is not bingbag," Roberts replied. "I think all of us could set a better tone... "I did reserve the right to set the record straight. I did that in one instance, on the Municipal Investment Pool. But I believe we can concentrate in the last 10 days on the issues." Thompson repeatedly stressed Roberts' 30 years in Washington, as an aide to the late Sen. Frank Carlson and the late Rep. Keith Sebelius and as a U.S. representative himself for the past 16 years. She called it "unconscionable" that Roberts will receive a $100,000 annual pension if he retires in January; said it wouldn't take her 16 years to get something done in Congress, as she said it has taken Roberts, and accused him of trying to sneak through legislation to cheaply sell off public lands around reservoirs in north-central Kansas. Roberts said Thompson claims credit for earning $700 million by investing state THOMPSON idle funds, which he said anybody could have done; said she lost $20 million in the Municipal Investment Pool, causing the Legislature to strip her of her investment authority, and denied her allegation that he voted to cut student loan funds. Roberts said a bill he sponsored to offer land to farmers with land adjacent to the reservoirs was an effort to get the federal Bureau of Reclamation to negotiate a compromise with irrigators with property rights to ensure those rights are protected. But Thompson said Kansas newspapers have strongly criticized the proposal to sell 33,000 acres encompassing a national wildlife refuge, three state parks and four public wildlife areas for an average of about $24 an acre. iRace/ lace tight •FROM PAGE A1 £ So moderate Republicans, espe- rcially women, and a large group of 'independents are likely to decide a race that most analysts say is a dead heat. Docking faces an uphill battle, but the Docking name carries weight. A Massachusetts native, , Jill Sadowsky married Tom Docking 19 years ago,-and in the mid- 1980s he became lieutenant governor. Both Tom Docking's father ' -and grandfather were popular "conservative Democratic gover- H'nors of Kansas. ;' '"Docking, a stockbroker from ,><Wichita, is promising to carry on the family tradition in her first ,,race, and she is hoping that the name recognition helps offset i .Brownback's 2-to-l edge in campaign spending. l; : v : "I am a centrist," Docking said at a candidates forum Tuesday in .^T.ppeka, adding she supports term t .limits, a balanced budget and cuts •'hi capital-gains taxes. '.',' ^While embracing Clinton's support of abortion rights and a ban ; 'on assault weapons, Docking criti- ';,cized the administration for its ill- ''fated effort to overhaul health care. '•':' i ' "They tried to turn it upside; d6wn in an hour and a half, and it ' clidn't work," she said. '''.' Docking even praises some n goals of the Republican-led Congress, "like focusing on balancing '•th'e budget," before hammering ;'h'6me her main point: "But they 4i were too extremist. They were ide- "blogical and arrogant, and they -shut down the government." Brownback, who opposes most ^abortions and favors a moment of .; silence in schools, is backed by 1'the powerful religious-right com• .•munity, including the Christian -i Coalition, and benefits from the coalition's well-organized tele- •phone banks and letter-writing ? .campaigns. •f:;i "He's become a poster child for r.'the conservatives," said Joseph .,Unekis, a professor of political science at Kansas State university- .> Brownback warns electing ,', Docking would shift control of the Senate to liberal Democrats. "Ted Kennedy will be chairing the Labor Committee," Brownback said at the forum. "Joe Biden will chair the Judiciary Committee." In a blizzard of television commercials, Brownback accuses Docking of being "very liberal" and of supporting tax increases ; that "even liberals like Bill Clin',ton do not support." 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