Received as an emailed press release from Fort Hays State University Public Relations.
“I am sorry to be communicating in this manner; however, I am in China on university business. I was made aware of a political flier from the Kansas Republican Party endorsing Governor Brownback which had my image and a quote from me. It is university policy that state employees may not officially endorse a candidate in any election. During my tenure as president of Fort Hays State University and in my current role as president-emeritus, I have never endorsed a political candidate in an election and I am not endorsing any candidate now. No one asked for my permission to use my image, nor my words on this specific campaign mailer and I feel it is important that the public knows any such use of said images or words does not constitute an endorsement from me.”
Edward H. Hammond, Ph.D.