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Tue August 5, 2008
Kline Loses Primary Race For Johnson County DA
Phill Kline lost the Johnson County district attorney's office in the Republican primary Tuesday night. Kline's prosecution of abortion clinics proved to be a key issue in the race.
Challenger Steve Howe, a former assistant district attorney received 60 percent of the vote. In the general election in November, Howe will face Democrat Rick Guinn, also a former district attorney who works in the attorney general's office.