To the editor:

I was all set to support Sam Graves for re-election, only because I don’t see Kay Barnes as a viable representative. While she was busy as mayor handing out huge TIF grants to outside developers, the basic civic needs of Kansas Citians went largely ignored. Therefore, I was ready to vote for Sam Graves ... until I saw his crass and tasteless “San Francisco values” attack ad.

Naturally, her campaign struck back with accusations of their own, but it’s too late now. Rep. Graves struck the first low blow.

However, I support a woman’s right to choose. I also support marriage for any consenting adult. But I can’t support someone who doesn’t speak for me or many of my fellow citizens. I can’t support Sam Graves for Congress.