1:50 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Tea Party Candidate Milton Wolf Criticizes Senators Moran and Roberts

Tea party candidate Milton Wolf is attacking both Republican U.S. senators from Kansas as he tries to unseat three-term incumbent Pat Roberts in the state’s GOP primary.

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran declined Thursday to respond to Wolf’s criticism of him over his chairmanship of the Republican National Senatorial Committee.

Wolf contends the committee betrayed the Republican Party and its conservative base by supporting Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran in his hotly contested primary race against a tea party challenger. Cochran narrowly won a runoff earlier this week.

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12:17 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Kobach Challenger's Daughter Encounters Problems With Voter Registration

The daughter of a primary challenger to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had her voter registration put on hold temporarily because of a proof-of-citizenship requirement criticized by her father.

Republican Scott Morgan of Lawrence said Monday the Douglas County clerk’s office told his 18-year-old daughter, Grace, that her registration was incomplete because she hadn’t documented proof of her U.S. citizenship.

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12:36 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Debate about Kansas Finances Previews Fall Election

A routine financial meeting last week at the Kansas Statehouse turned into a heated exchange between Republican Governor Sam Brownback and some Democratic lawmakers.

The two sides sparred over the state's financial policies.

As Stephen Koranda reports, the meeting previewed many of the arguments that are likely to be repeated on the campaign trail this fall.

The State Finance Council met for what has become an annual event: The state of Kansas borrows money to help manage cash flow during the year.

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12:30 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Jean Schodorf: State Commission Has Dismissed GOP's Ethics Complaint

Democratic secretary of state candidate Jean Schodorf says the Kansas ethics commission has dismissed a Republican complaint accusing her of illegally soliciting contributions from lobbyists through Facebook.

Schodorf’s campaign said Wednesday that the commission had informed it of the decision after the panel’s regular monthly meeting.

The commission made no public announcement and typically doesn’t unless it sets a public hearing to consider sanctions.

The GOP filed the complaint last month against Schodorf, a former state senator from Wichita.

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11:58 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Primary Candidate Scott Morgan Is Demanding Kobach To Release Income Tax Records

Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s challenger in the Kansas Republican primary is demanding that Kobach fully disclose his earnings from outside work by releasing his income tax records for the past three years.

GOP candidate Scott Morgan said Tuesday that voters deserve to know the extent of Kobach’s private financial dealings with other parties.

Kobach and his campaign spokeswoman did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.

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11:43 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Is A State Lawmaker Being Punished Politically For Questioning Koch Lobbyists?

A conservative Kansas House member is accusing Koch Industries of trying to punish him politically for questioning the company’s lobbying against the state’s renewable energy standards for utilities.

Olathe Republican Scott Schwab says the Kansas Chamber of Commerce is not endorsing him in the August 5th Republican primary because of a confrontation he had with Koch lobbyists last year.

The chamber and Koch Industries oppose a law requiring utilities to have renewable resources account for 20 percent of their total capacity for generating electricity by 2020.

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12:52 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Kansas Democrats File Federal Complaint That Claims Lynn Jenkins Violated Ethics And Campaign Rules

Kansas Democrats have filed two federal complaints against Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins.

They’re alleging she violated ethics and campaign rules because a staff member also serves as an unpaid re-election spokesman.

The Kansas Democratic Party says the complaints were filed last week with the U.S. House’s Office of Congressional Ethics and the Federal Elections Commission.

Jenkins' office says the allegations are without merit.

12:03 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Another GOP Candidate Joins An Already Crowded Kansas Insurance Commissioner Race

Republican Senator Clark Schultz of Lindsborg has filed to run for Kansas Insurance Commissioner.

He joins an already crowded field of candidates for the August 5th primary.

Five Republicans and one Democrat are running to replace three-term incumbent Sandy Praeger. She is not seeking re-election.

Shultz was appointed to the Senate earlier this year to fill a vacancy after he served 17 years in the House, including nine years as its Insurance Committee chairman.

11:39 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Democrat Paul Davis Officially Enters Gubernatorial Race

House Minority Leader Paul Davis has officially entered the race to challenge incumbent Governor Sam Brownback.

Davis is a Lawrence Democrat and attorney.

He filed the paperwork Thursday morning, and is joined by running mate and Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking.

The two are expected to be the only Democratic candidates to file for the governor's race. The filing deadline is Monday.

Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer filed for re-election earlier this month.

5:43 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Todd Tiahrt To Challenge Mike Pompeo For 4th Congressional District

Todd Tiahrt, a former U.S. Congressman from Kansas' 4th district, announced that he will challenge his succesor, Mike Pompeo, in the midterms election.
Sean Sandefur

A longtime U.S. Congressman from South Central Kansas revealed this afternoon that he would once again run for office. The announcement was made at the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita.

“After much thoughtful deliberation and prayer, I’m announcing that I’m a candidate for Congress in the 4th district of Kansas.”

Former U.S. Representative Todd Tiahrt says he’s challenging fellow Republican Mike Pompeo in this year’s midterm elections.

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