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7:04 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Davis Launches Kansas Gubernatorial Bus Tour

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis is launching a four-city bus tour across Kansas to make a campaign announcement.

Davis is currently the Kansas House minority leader. He's seeking his party's nomination for the right to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback next November.

The Lawrence Democrat will begin his tour Tuesday in Prairie Village, followed by stops at a high school in Topeka and at parks in Salina and Wichita.

Politics
8:15 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Roberts May Face Opposition In Run For Senate

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts may have a primary challenge in his bid for re-election.

Milton Wolf is inviting supporters on his website to a "major announcement" Tuesday night regarding the 2014 Kansas Senate campaign.

The Johnson County doctor is expected to say he's moving ahead with a Republican primary challenge to Roberts.

Roberts is seeking a fourth six-year term in the U.S. Senate. No Democrat has announced plans to run.

Politics
7:57 am
Thu October 3, 2013

KU Faculty and Staff Support Tweeting Professor's Right To Free Speech

More than 100 current and former University of Kansas faculty and staff are publicly affirming the free-speech rights of a professor whose Twitter post against the National Rifle Association sparked a political firestorm.

Their statement described the tweet by associate professor of journalism David Guth as "intemperate" but said the signers support his right to express his ideas.

Retired American Studies Professor Bill Tuttle said the statement is a response to comments from conservative Republican Kansas legislators that Guth should be fired.

Politics
8:59 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Schodorf To Challenge Kobach For Secretary Of State

Former Republican state senator Jean Schodorf says she will run for Kansas Secretary of State next year as a Democrat.

Schodorf, from Wichita, confirmed her intention to run Tuesday during a meeting of the Saline County Democratic Party. Schodorf will challenge incumbent Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

After serving 12 years in the state Senate as a moderate Republican, she lost a bid for re-election after conservative Republicans targeted her for defeat in 2012. Schodorf switched her party affiliation to Democrat in September 2012.

Politics
7:46 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Kobach To Testify In Ohio On Election Laws

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is scheduled to testify before a presidential elections commission Friday in Cincinnati about the state's efforts to crosscheck voter registration databases.

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7:52 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Paul Ryan To Visit Kansas, Fundraise For Brownback

Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign is getting support from Wisconsin congressman and former GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

Ryan will headline fundraising events next week at the Wichita Petroleum Club and a private home in Mission Hills.

Ryan was Brownback's legislative director for two years in the 1990s when Brownback served in the U.S. Senate.

Politics
11:49 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Democrat Paul Davis To Run Against Governor Brownback In 2014

Paul Davis announced Tuesday that he intends to run against Gov. Brownback in 2014
Credit via Paul Davis' Facebook profile

Democrat Paul Davis says he's entering the 2014 Kansas Gubernatorial Race. Davis is an attorney in Lawrence, currently serving in the Kansas Legislature as House minority leader.

David announced his plans to challenge Republican Gov. Sam Brownback Tuesday on social media. It's his first attempt at holding a statewide office. 

In an online video announcing his candidacy, Davis says he wants to focus on education, protecting the middle class and rewarding hard work in Kansas.

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2014 Election
5:09 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Sebelius To Stump For Possible Kan. Governor Candidate

Former Democratic Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius will return to the state later this week. The visit is connected to an event being held for a statehouse politician who's weighing a run for the governor's office.

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Politics
2:52 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Kris Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Sue Federal Election Commission

Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett filed the suit against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Wednesday.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Kansas and Arizona officials have filed a federal lawsuit to try require voter applicants to show proof of citizenship.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett filed the lawsuit today in federal court in Topeka.

The suit seeks to change federal voter registration forms to require documents proving citizenship. Currently, the forms require that an applicant make an oath affirming citizenship.

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Politics
1:04 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Bonner Springs Libertarian Woman Files For Governor Race

Tresa McAlhaney and her husband, Mike
Credit vote4kansas.com / McAlhaney's campaign website

A Libertarian woman from Bonner Springs has filed the paperwork to run for the 2014 Kansas gubernatorial race.

Tresa McAlhaney announced Wednesday she's running as a Libertarian in a third-party challenge to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. McAlhaney has filed the necessary documents to form a committee with the state to begin her campaign.

Grant Nelson of Prairie Village joins McAlhaney on the ticket as lieutenant governor candidate.

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