The American Hospital Association has disclosed spending $212,000 on television advertisements praising Sen. Pat Roberts as he faces Milton Wolf in the Aug. 5 primary.
The association disclosed the spending in a report filed last week with federal regulators, with the bulk of the money buying advertising time. An association spokeswoman did not immediately return telephone and email messages.
Roberts' re-election campaign said the ads began airing statewide last week. The ads say Roberts is a leader on protecting rural health care.
A national tea party group is backing challenger Milton Wolf's bid to unseat Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in the state’s Republican primary.
The Atlanta-based Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund announced Tuesday that it has endorsed Wolf. The group described Wolf as the right conservative candidate to fight Democratic President Barack Obama’s agenda in Washington.
Roberts is seeking his third, six-year term in the Senate. Wolf has made the senator’s longevity in politics an issue, as Roberts began working as a congressional aide in 1967.
Wint Winter, a former state senator from Douglas County, and more than 100 other current and former elected officials who are Republicans endorsed Paul Davis and Jill Docking, the Democratic candidates for Kansas governor and lieutenant governor, at an event Tuesday in Topeka.
More than 100 current and former Republican office holders endorsed Democrat Paul Davis for governor on Tuesday in Topeka.
Dick Bond is a former president of the Kansas Senate from Overland Park. He says he’ll always be a Republican, but he also says cuts to public education and Governor Sam Brownback’s tax cuts have the state headed in the wrong direction.
"The decision to endorse a democratic candidate for governor is a big step for every one of us," he says. "A major departure from our Republican roots. We do not make this decision lightly."
The Kansas gubernatorial race is in full swing—incumbent Sam Brownback took his campaign to a movie theater in east Wichita Monday afternoon. Joining him was former presidential hopeful and Republican senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum. Greeting them were teachers protesting an education bill signed into law in April.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach is criticizing his opponent in the Aug. 5 Republican primary for holding views on social issues that Kobach says are out of sync with the Kansas GOP’s conservative platform.
But GOP challenger Scott Morgan said Tuesday that the criticism shows that Kobach doesn’t care about his office.
Their exchange began Monday, the deadline for Kansas voters to switch parties. Kobach’s re-election campaign sent out a tongue-in-cheek statement reminding Morgan of the deadline and suggesting that he’d registered as a Republican by mistake.
Kansas gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis speaks at Wichita Area Technical College. Alongside him are running mate Jill Docking and newly appointed economic advisors Gary Sherrer, far right, and John Moore.
During stops in Kansas City and Wichita on Monday, gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis announced new advisors to his campaign, as well as ideas for fixing Kansas’ lagging economy.
After visiting an elementary school in Kansas City, Paul Davis made his way to the Wichita Area Technical College. Here, he introduced two former Kansas Lieutenant Governors as his economic advisors: Republican Gary Sherrer and Democrat John Moore. Sherrer, a lifelong Conservative, said that despite his affiliation, he supports the ideas coming from Davis and running mate Jill Docking.