Here's today's example that all utility companies seek to buy political influence . . . Take a peek at a new power player spending big bucks in the upcoming election against constant right-wing critic.
Johnson County, Kan., is a typical Midwestern suburb. Its mostly white, upper-income residents pride themselves on the area's strong schools. The county is also witness to a state Senate race where climate change and renewable energy have surprisingly emerged as defining issues, and one on which the wind industry just spent more than $100,000 - a huge sum for a state legislative race - to defeat the Republican incumbent.