It may seem incredible, but it's true:
Just days before the Nov. 7 election, Republican Phil Kline today endorsed Democrat Paul Morrison for Kansas attorney general.
Please note: That's single "L" Phil, not "double L" Phill Kline, the incumbent attorney general seeking a second term.
Phil Kline (single "L") is a former long-time state lawmaker from Leawood who once served as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He served in the Legislature with his "double L" namesake. To distinguish the two, lawmakers referred to Single L Kline, who is older, as "Classic Kline" or "One L."
Classic Phil said in a statement this morning that he was encouraged to step forward and back Morrison by other Republicans, including former Attorney General Carla Stovall and former state GOP chairman Dennis Jones, who recently endorsed Morrison.
"By supporting the best candidate for the office, I have done what I hope all Kansans will do on Nov. 7th -- vote for the best person for each office," Phil Kline said.
"In this case, I think Paul Morrison's character and proven legal experience in the largest county in the state makes him the superior choice."
Posted by Steve Kraske