The forum covered several issues several times as the SAFE (Secure and Fair Elections) law, sponsored by Kobach, was attacked and defended. The law, which requires proof of citizenship for new Kansas voters, has left 22,000 would be registrants -- not so.
"And now we have 22,000 people, who are citizens, in limbo. They don't have cell phones and smart phones," said Democrat Jean Schodorf
The political races are as much on TV as they are on the stump in Kansas. At a debate this week, challenger Paul Davis called "foul" on a commercial Governor Brownback is running. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc has this report.
From former Sedgwick County DA Nola Foulston's press release:
Eugene Williams, general manager of KTWU-TV in Topeka, Kansas, serves as moderator of the Gubernatorial debate between Paul Davis and Sam Brownback at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters annual convention in Wichita, Kansas.
The brutal murders committed by Jonathan and Reginald Carr in Wichita over a decade ago were an unexpected topic in Tuesday’s debate between Governor Sam Brownback and Democratic Challenger Paul Davis.
In Brownback’s opening remarks, he mentioned that the Kansas Supreme Court’s liberal tendency led to a ruling in July that overturned six of the eight death sentences for the Carr brothers.
“It matters what judges you appoint,” Brownback says. “[Either] they stick with the law and the constitution, or they rewrite it.”
Senator Pat Roberts appeared in his final debate against Independent candidate Greg Orman in Wichita on Wednesday night. The two are in a close battle, which could determine whether Democrats maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate.
Local NBC affiliate KSN provided the two candidates one last go at one another.
The conversation quickly turned to foreign affairs and what should be done with the militant Islamic group calling itself the Islamic State. Independent Greg Orman sounded supportive of current operations.
The election is now less than a month away, and one of the statewide races in Kansas that isn’t commanding a lot of attention is the contest for insurance commissioner. But as Jim McLean reports, the continuing controversy over the Affordable Care Act has increased the stakes in the race.