The National Republican Congressional Committee wouldn't necessarily back former Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun if he ran for his old seat next year.
So sayeth Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, today in an article that quotes an unnamed Republican strategist as saying that there are doubts about Ryun.
Said the mystery strategist: "Ryun falls into the question mark category." The committee, though, would welcome other former members, the newspaper says.
Ryun tells the paper that he has no idea why the NRCC would be lukewarm on his candidacy. He said he plans to rebuild his campaign organization from scratch and is eager to get going.
One issue for Ryun just might be two-term state treasurer Lynn Jenkins who is talking like she might want the seat. Like Ryun, Jenkins is a Republican. Unlike Ryun, she is widely regarded as a campaign dynamo.
Posted by Steve Kraske