Obama picks up support
Kansas' 3rd District U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore has announced his endorsement of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee.
"Senator Barack Obama has proven that he has the ability to bring people together, inspire hope for the future and provide the kind of leadership we expect from our President," said Moore, a Democratic superdelegate whose 3rd District includes Wyandotte County.
Meanwhile, 2nd District U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda has declined to make an endorsement.
Her office said she would support the Democratic nominee but wants to focus on her job in Washington and not get involved in the presidential race.
Boyda's 2nd District includes Leavenworth County.
The Kansas Republican Party issued a news release slamming Obama.
"Now that Barack Obama has secured the Democrat Party's presidential nomination, it has become clear that many Democrats are suffering buyer's remorse," said state GOP Chairman Kris Kobach.