Lack of leadership dooms Grissom’s race



August 20, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Barry Grissom was in Iola last April at a meeting of Allen County Democrats to pitch his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

Kansas Democrats hoping to elect a U.S. senator for the first time in decades will likely need to look for someone other than Barry Grissom, one of the announced candidates.

Grissom’s campaign suffered a devastating blow last week when federal judge Julie Robinson issued a blistering ruling in a case involving misconduct by federal prosecutors under Grissom’s supervision.

The prosecutors are accused of improperly eavesdropping on recorded phone calls and videos involving incarcerated defendants and their lawyers. They’re also accused covering up their behavior.

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