Politics

Politics
10:03 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Sandy Praeger Breaks Away From Fellow Republicans And Opposes Gov. Brownback's Re-Election

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is opposing Governor Brownback's re-election as governor.

Commissioner Praeger has joined a new bipartisan group hoping to thwart Brownback's bid for a second term.

Praeger went public yesterday about her break with Brownback and other Kansas Republicans.

She's appearing in an online video criticizing the governor from the Reroute the Roadmap group.

The group's six sponsors include Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking.

2014 Election
5:42 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Davis Raises $1M For Gov. Race

Democrat Paul Davis raised a little more than $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor's race.

Davis' campaign also reported Wednesday that it ended 2013 with almost $771,000 in his campaign treasury. Davis is the Kansas House minority leader and launched his campaign in early August.

His campaign described the fundraising as unprecedented for a challenger.

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2014 Election
5:38 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Brownback Raised $1.6M In 2013 For Re-Election

A close ally of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the Republican raised more than $1.6 million in cash contributions last year for his re-election campaign.

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Politics
8:44 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Tea Party Candidate Milton Wolf

The national group "Senate Conservatives Fund" has endorsed Milton Wolf in campaign against Senator Roberts for the Kansas Republican primary.

Wolf is a radiologist in Leawood, Kansas, and is running against Roberts as a tea party candidate.

He's criticized Roberts on budget, tax and health care issues and sees the endorsement as helping him build momentum.

Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint founded the Senate Conservatives Fund.

Politics
5:35 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Roberts, Opponent Spar Over Budget Deal

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has announced he'll vote against a bipartisan budget deal, but the Kansas Republican's primary opponent says Roberts should have spoken up earlier.

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Politics
10:10 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Could The 2016 Republican National Convention Be Held In KC?

Kansas City is competing to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association says it's received its bid package from the Republican National Committee.

Officials from both Kansas and Missouri are still working out what the GOP will want from the host city as far as the number of hotel rooms and transportation requirements.

Several other cities, including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Cleveland and Detroit also have expressed interest in hosting the 2016 event.

Politics
9:45 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Number Of 'On Hold' Kansas Voter Registrations Rising Again

The number of voter registrations on hold in Kansas is rising again.

The state's new proof-of-citizenship requirement has many new voters in limbo until they prove they're U.S. citizens.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office says that almost 17,700 registrations are on hold now.

Those "on hold" have not yet provided a birth certificate, passport or other papers documenting their U.S. citizenship to election officials.

The figure peaked at about 18,500 in October but then dropped to fewer than 17,200.

2014 Election
4:23 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Shawnee County DA Forms Exploratory Committee For Senate Run

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor has officially formed an exploratory committee to gauge a possible run for the U.S. Senate.

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2014 Election
4:24 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Shawnee County DA Likely To Challenge Roberts For Senate Seat

Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts could have a new challenger in the 2014 U.S. Senate election. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor is reportedly considering a run for the seat.

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Election 2014
6:35 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Paul Davis Names Jill Docking As Running Mate

Democratic lawmaker Paul Davis has named Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking as his running mate in his bid for governor.

In 1996, Docking ran unsuccessfully against current Gov. Brownback for a U.S. Senate seat.

At a rally in Topeka Tuesday, Docking said her decision to run for lieutenant governor has nothing to do with past political races.

She says reckless tax policies and cuts to public education are threatening Kansas' future.

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