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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.

Politics
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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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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Politics
7:30 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Brownback's Democratic Challenger Could Surface Soon

We could hear of a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback by Labor Day.

The Democrats most often mentioned as potential candidates are Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence; businesswoman and former Board of Regents member Jill Docking of Wichita, and former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty, of Ellsworth County.

Democrats say their nominee will need to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and build statewide name recognition early.

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Politics
6:55 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Governor Brownback Will Consider Releasing Names of Court of Appeals Applicants

Update 11:35 a.m. Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley has revised her statement to say only that the release of names is under discussion. She said she'd been premature in announcing a change in plans because the governor hadn't formally signed off. Hawley said no final decision has been made.

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Politics
7:46 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Brownback's Office Rejects Request To Disclose Court Of Appeals Applicants

Gov. Sam Brownback's office has rejected a request to publicly disclose the names of applicants for a new seat on the state Court of Appeals.

The League of Women Voters of Kansas filed a request for the applicant names under the Kansas Open Records Act. League President, former Democratic state Rep. Dolores Furtado, says the process for picking judges legislators approved this year is "definitely less open" than the previous method.

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Politics
7:56 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Moderate Party of Kansas Co-Founder Considers Run Against U.S. Senator Pat Roberts

"Moderate Party of Kansas" co-founder Aaron Estabrook says he's considering a run against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.

Estabrook, of Manhattan, Kan., says he is forming an exploratory committee to look into running against Roberts, who's up for re-election in 2014. Estabrook is Army veteran who works at the Salvation Army as a case manager for homeless veterans in northern Kansas.

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