February 4, 2006 - Posted at 2:10 p.m. CST
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Republican leaders are stressing the
fight against terror and the war in Iraq. They are touting the
economy, renewable energy sources and ethics reforms.
But one issue not prominently discussed at the Republicans'
annual Lincoln Days convention this weekend in Kansas City is
embryonic stem cell research.
None of the party's elected officials have brought up the topic,
which is likely to appear on Missouri's statewide ballot this
Also on the ballot will be Republican Senator Jim Talent, who
has not yet taken a position on the stem cell initiative. Talent
says he expects voters will be casting their Senate ballot based on
a number of issues.
Congressman Kenny Hulshof urged Republicans not to let the stem
cell issue divide the party.