The buzz created by the Democratic National Convention, which kicked off Monday in Denver, has filtered into Republican-heavy Kansas.
And some say it’s even a bit closer to home.
Burdett Loomis, a political science professor at the University of Kansas, said there’s more interest locally in this year’s election than in years past.
"The energy is way on the Democratic side this time," he said.
That buzz, Loomis said, has been a result of the popularity of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, who will accept the party’s nomination Thursday, and the competition between him and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton for that nomination. Also adding to the excitement was the recent attention given to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who was rumored to have been on Obama’s short list for vice president before he chose U.S. Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate.
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