The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate.
The court's decision Thursday leaves Democrats without a nominee, potentially making it easier for independent candidate Greg Orman to defeat three-term Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. The GOP has counted on Roberts winning re-election on Nov. 4 as they seek to recapture a Senate majority.
Democrat Chad Taylor, left, talks to his attorney Pedro Irigonegaray after arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in Taylor's petition to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.
The Kansas Supreme Court will soon decide if the state’s chief election officer can prevent a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from taking his name off the ballot. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more...
There's going to be a panel discussion on journalism and politics at the University of Kansas.
NPR political correspondent Juana Summers is joining three other reporters to talk about the midterm elections, including some tight races here in Kansas.
"The Kansas Governors race is one that surprised a lot of people," she says. "A lot of people, as you know, were not expecting this race as to be as hot as it is, but it's getting the attention of national political reporters just based on how close it is and the fact that it was unexpected."
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether Democrat nominee Chad Taylor should be removed from race for U.S Senate in the November elections.
Taylor dropped out of the race this month, and he's trying to get his name off the ballot. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Taylor's name should stay on because he did not say he was unfit for the position when he withdrew.
University of Kansas Political Science Professor Burdett Loomis calls the situation "extraordinarily unusual."
Court records show that independent Senate candidate Greg Orman is part of a federal lawsuit in Kansas with an international boxing equipment manufacturer.
The dispute with Everlast World's Boxing Headquarters Corporation involves $30 million dollars worth of payments for royalties and merchandise sales that the firm claims it will be owed through 2018.
Orman hopes to unseat three-term Republican Senator Pat Roberts in the November 4 election. He is one of five defendants in the lawsuit filed by Everlast, initially in 2012. It is scheduled to go to trial in October 2015.