Now things are getting really interesting.
One day after outgoing Kansas state Sen. Kay O'Connor announced her endorsement of Julia Lynn as her successor, former 14-year Olathe school superintendent Ron Wimmer said today he's also a candidate.
Wimmer, well-known in the district, had considered a run against O'Connor in 2004 while he was still superintendent and was planning to run in 2008, he said today.
He declined to label himself. But Wimmer said he opposes school vouchers, which was one of O'Connor's biggest causes.
"There's mostly a difference in style," he said comparing himself to O'Connor, who remains one of the best-known conservative Republicans in the state.
The 9th Senate district's precinct committee members will pick O'Connor's successor to fill out the remaining two years of her term.
Posted by Steve Kraske