Only days after the election, Nancy Boyda has already begun to impress her skeptics. The Pittsburg Morning Sun and the Topeka Capitol Journal write:
This newspaper endorsed Jim Ryun in the 2nd Congressional District race. But we give Nancy Boyda an “A” for her first few hours in victory over the five-time incumbent Republican.
Boyda was gracious, enthusiastic, showed a willingness to reach out to the Republican Party and was even bold.
* Bold, as in Boyda saying she wouldn’t accept the generous health care package that is offered to members of Congress. She said that would put her out of touch with her constituents who struggle to pay for their medical treatment. We applaud her for putting her money where her mouth is.
* Her enthusiasm was uplifting. We may disagree with some of Boyda’s positions over the weeks and months to come, but the positive energy she is exuding has to be admired. She says she can’t wait to tackle policy solutions for health care and energy. It will be interesting to see what she comes up with, and where she lines up in future discussions on the war, immigration, and taxation.
* We found it interesting, and extremely encouraging, that she was looking for assistance and guidance from Jerry Moran. Wow! A Democrat saying she can use some help from a Republican, just a day after the Democrats had clobbered the Republicans at the polls from sea to shining sea.
Good to see her making friends. The front page photo on the cover of the Sunday Times was also pretty cool.