Politics http://kmuw.org en Interviews Provide Insight Into Bob Dole's Career http://kmuw.org/post/interviews-provide-insight-bob-doles-career <p></p><p>The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has made hours of interviews about Bob Dole's Senate career available online. The announcement coincides with the former Kansas senator's 91st birthday. Stephen Koranda reports.</p><p></p><p>You can now go online for videos and audio of high-profile people talking about Bob Dole's nearly 3 decades in the U.S. Senate. Here's former president George H.W. Bush.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:43:44 +0000 Stephen Koranda 37919 at http://kmuw.org Interviews Provide Insight Into Bob Dole's Career Scott Morgan: 'Duel' Voting System Will Confuse Voters And Suppress Turnout http://kmuw.org/post/scott-morgan-duel-voting-system-will-confuse-voters-and-suppress-turnout <p>Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s opponent in the Republican primary predicts that a “dual” voting system for helping Kansas enforce a proof-of-citizenship rule will confuse voters and suppress turnout.</p><p>Challenger Scott Morgan's criticism Tuesday of the Kobach-designed system came a day after the secretary of state's office began mailing notices to dozens of voters about it. The voters registered using a national form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship to election officials.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:45:21 +0000 Associated Press 37910 at http://kmuw.org Operation Rescue Files Ethics Complaint Against U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo http://kmuw.org/post/operation-rescue-files-ethics-complaint-against-us-congressman-mike-pompeo <p>A national anti-abortion leader has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for alleged ethics violations during his re-election campaign.</p><p>Troy Newman is president of Operation Rescue. Last week, he sent public documentation to the agency accusing Pompeo of posting links to campaign material on his House website.</p><p>Pompeo’s office says it has found nothing that rises to a “material failure” to comply with all requirements.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:01:21 +0000 Associated Press 37781 at http://kmuw.org Republicans Maintain Voter-Registration Advantage http://kmuw.org/post/republicans-maintain-voter-registration-advantage <p>New figures from the Kansas secretary of state’s office show that Republicans have maintained their significant voter-registration advantage since March.</p><p>But the preliminary numbers released Wednesday also show a small increase in the number of unaffiliated voters since March 1. The registration deadline for the August 5 primary was Tuesday.</p><p><strong>Kansas Voter Breakdown</strong></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:12:05 +0000 Associated Press 37614 at http://kmuw.org American Hospital Association Funds Ads Supporting Sen. Pat Roberts http://kmuw.org/post/american-hospital-association-funds-ads-supporting-sen-pat-roberts <p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Roberts' re-election campaign said the ads began airing statewide last week. The ads say Roberts is a leader on protecting rural health care.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:26:48 +0000 Associated Press 37556 at http://kmuw.org National Tea Party Group Backs Milton Wolf In Senate Race Against Pat Roberts http://kmuw.org/post/national-tea-party-group-backs-milton-wolf-senate-race-against-pat-roberts <p>A national tea party group is backing challenger Milton Wolf's bid to unseat Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in the state’s Republican primary.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:05:33 +0000 Associated Press 37555 at http://kmuw.org Current & Former Kansas GOP Officials Endorse Davis http://kmuw.org/post/current-former-kansas-gop-officials-endorse-davis <p></p><p>More than 100 current and former Republican office holders endorsed Democrat Paul Davis for governor on Tuesday in Topeka.</p><p>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.</p><p>"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."</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:59:18 +0000 Jim McLean 37554 at http://kmuw.org Current & Former Kansas GOP Officials Endorse Davis Americans For Prosperity Spends $410K On Ads Thanking Mike Pompeo http://kmuw.org/post/americans-prosperity-spends-410k-ads-thanking-mike-pompeo <p>A conservative group with ties to billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is spending big money to thank U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for his work in Congress amid a bitter race for his seat.</p><p>Americans for Prosperity says it’s spending nearly $410,000 for radio and television ads that begin today and run until the day before the Aug. 5th Republican primary.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:01:50 +0000 Associated Press 37499 at http://kmuw.org Brownback, Santorum Greeted By Protesters In Visit To Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-santorum-greeted-protesters-visit-wichita <p></p><p>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. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Sean Sandefur 37466 at http://kmuw.org Brownback, Santorum Greeted By Protesters In Visit To Wichita Huelskamp Has New GOP Primary Challenger http://kmuw.org/post/huelskamp-has-new-gop-primary-challenger <p>The Republican congressman from the sprawling 1st District of western and central Kansas is finding himself on the defensive while campaigning back home.</p><p>Incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp is a tea party favorite and Kansas farmer known for his criticism of GOP leadership.</p><p>Huelskamp is being challenged in this year’s GOP primary by Alan LaPolice, a farmer and educator from Clyde who has made Huelskamp’s conflicts with other Republicans the centerpiece of his campaign.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:31:57 +0000 Associated Press 37059 at http://kmuw.org