Elections

Brownback’s GOP challenger has bankruptcy in past
July 30, 2014
A Wichita businesswoman who is challenging Gov. Sam Brownback in the Republican primary has filed for bankruptcy protection in the past, while her running mate has done so twice.
Shawnee voters to cast ballots for various races in Aug. 5 primary
02:34 p.m., July 27, 2014 Updated 04:19 p.m.
Shawnee residents heading to the polls for the Aug. 5 primaries will help decide contested races.
Koch group makes big ad buy for Kansas congressman
July 15, 2014
A conservative group with ties to billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is spending big money to thank U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for his work in Congress amid a bitter race for his seat.
Kansas Republicans back Davis in governor’s race
July 15, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and more than 100 other Republicans are endorsing the presumed Democratic nominee for governor.
Kansas gay marriage foes to seek protections again
July 6, 2014
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.
Local agencies participating in National HIV Testing Day
June 23, 2014
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging Kansans to get tested Friday on National HIV Testing Day.
Kansas Democrats file complaints in 2nd District
June 3, 2014
Kansas Democrats have filed two federal complaints against Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins alleging she violated ethics and campaign rules because a staff member also serves as an unpaid re-election spokesman.
Kansas: Schodorf files to run for Kansas secretary of state
November 1, 2013
Former state Sen. Jean Schodorf today filed to run for Kansas secretary of state against incumbent Republican Kris Kobach in 2014.
Robert faces GOP foe in Senate re-election bid
October 9, 2013
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a power in Kansas politics for decades, faces a challenge in the Republican primary from a Kansas City-area doctor who’s never run for office but has gained attention in conservative and tea party circles for his vocal criticism of the federal health care overhaul.
Kansas lawmakers flock to ALEC meeting
August 12, 2013
The Kansas Legislature consists of the House and Senate and an influential dose of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Kansas: Brownback puts 19 appointments on special session agenda
July 30, 2013
Kansas lawmakers expect to consider up to 19 of Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointments during a special legislative session, prompting a top critic Monday to declare that the session has been “orchestrated” to quickly confirm a new state Court of Appeals judge without much public scrutiny.
Kansas: Dole joins Brownback reelection team
July 24, 2013
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that Kansas GOP icon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole will serve as an honorary national co-chairman of his 2014 re-election campaign, along with a granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower.
What is more unpopular: Congress or Obamacare?
July 17, 2013
Right out of the chute, it appears the 2014 campaign for U.S. House District 2 will be a contest to determine which is more unpopular: Congress or Obamacare.
Kobach proposed rule change on proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote
July 12, 2013
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proposing a change to the law he pushed through the Legislature that requires proof of citizenship to register to vote.
Yoder discusses gun control, education during Shawnee visit
May 21, 2013
The economy, education, gun control and the IRS were just a few topics discussed last week when U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., had a town hall meeting at Shawnee Town Hall.

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