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.
Kansas midterm elections are in the national spotlight, and the gubernatorial and senate races will be the focus of a national call-in show Tuesday, October 7, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT). Tom Ashbrook will field calls and talk with experts on his show, On Point, from WBUR in Boston, MA. Guests on the show include:
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman has unveiled a plan to boost small business. Orman released the details of the proposal Friday, as he toured to meet with Kansas entrepreneurs. Stephen Koranda reports.
Democrats no longer have a candidate for a U.S Senate race in Kansas after Chad Taylor dropped out. Now, it's not clear what role, if any, the state Democratic Party will take in the campaign. Stephen Koranda reports.
There's no love lost between Republican Senator Pat Roberts and the leaders in the Kansas Democratic party. But that doesn't mean top-ranking Democrats are throwing their support behind independent candidate Greg Orman. Joan Wagnon is the chair of the Kansas Democratic Party.
Shawnee County court says Democrats don't have to name a new candidate for the U.S. Senate to appear on the Kansas ballot. In its ruling today, the court said the party could choose a replacement for Chad Taylor but didn't have to do so. Taylor dropped out of the race last month and his name has been removed from the ballot, leaving no Democrat to challenge incumbent Republican Pat Roberts. Kansas Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon defended the party’s decision not to appoint a new candidate.
Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt wants a chance to argue in court that Kansas Democrats are legally obligated to pick a new nominee for the U.S. Senate election this November.
On Thursday, Schmidt's office asked a three-judge panel in Shawnee County District Court for permission to file friend-of-the-court arguments in a disgruntled voter's lawsuit. A hearing in the case is set for Monday.
Libertarian candidate for Kansas Governor Keen Umbehr spent some time with a political science class at Wichita State on Tuesday. Umbehr will face incumbent Republican Governor Sam Brownback and Democrat candidate Paul Davis in the upcoming November election. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson was in the classroom…