Analysis — Steve Rose backs out of 3rd District race, refuses to substantiate claim of 2:1 favorability ratio among Republicans. Patricia Lightner continues campaign, addresses second amendmentFriday, September 25th, 2009
Well-known Johnson County liberal Steve Rose, who dropped out of a candidate forum earlier this week, has dropped entirely out of his brief run for the US Congress. Rose claims that the stress from campaigning was aggravating his Crohn’s Disease.
According to The Kansas City Star’s Steve Kraske, “[Rose] added:’For whatever it’s worth, the preliminary polls showed I had a name identification of 60 percent of Republicans, with a two-to-one favorable vs. unfavorable rating. This would have been a great advantage in the campaign.’”
But many conservatives will find those polling results difficult to believe. After being asked by KansasLiberty.com, Rose refused to release to the public the private campaign data that would verify the accuracy of the statement.
Meanwhile, former Kansas Representative Patricia Lightner continues her consistent campaigning, releasing on the Lightner for Congress Web site the most recent reply to a series called “Ask Patricia” (below).