Kansas Primary Update
Yesterday's primary election in Kansas was largely portrayed as a fight between evolution and creationism, as several moderate Republicans sought to oust conservative members of the state school board who last year voted to require the teacing of intelligent design theory in the classroom.
After the votes were counted, it appears that pro-evolution forces won enough races to ensure a narrow majority on the 10-member board. The Lawrence (Ks.) Journal-World reported: "Darwin won. Moderate Kansas State Board of Education candidates pulled off a victory Tuesday, gathering enough might to topple the board's 6-4 conservative majority. A victory by incumbent Janet Waugh, a Democrat whose district includes parts of Lawrence, and wins by Republican moderates in two districts previously represented by conservatives left the tables turned heading into the Nov. 7 general election."
Elsewhere on the primary ballot, Republicans picked state Sen. Jim Barnett to challenge Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) in the general election. And in the 3rd congressional district, Republican Chuck Ahner will take on Rep. Dennis Moore (D).
August 2, 2006; 8:02 AM ET
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