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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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Election 2014
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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