Johnson books $135,000 in TV ad time


Republican state treasurer candidate Steven Johnson has booked about $135,000 in television ads as he tries to get a leg up on his primary rival, Caryn Tyson.

Johnson has purchased television ad time in the Wichita and Topeka markets from July 5 through the August primary, Federal Communications Commission records show.

He eventually plans to go on the air in Joplin and Kansas City.

"Broadcast is pretty important in a race like this because you're trying to move big swaths of the electorate," said J.R. Claeys, the campaign consultant for Johnson.

"It's a race where people . . .


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