election 2014 http://kmuw.org en Gov. Brownback To Decide Fate Of Voter Affiliation Bill http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownback-decide-fate-voter-affiliation-bill <p>Gov. Sam Brownback has until March 31 to decide the fate of the Kansas GOP's plan to make it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections.</p><p>The Legislature delivered a bill containing the plan to Brownback on Friday. He has 10 days under the state Constitution to sign the measure, to veto it or let it become law without his signature.</p><p>The bill prohibits voters registered with a political party from switching their affiliation between the June 1 candidate filing deadline until after results from the August party primaries are certified.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:11:06 +0000 Associated Press 31926 at http://kmuw.org Senate Committee Will Review Bill Making Local Elections Coincide With State And National Contests http://kmuw.org/post/senate-committee-will-review-bill-making-local-elections-coincide-state-and-national-contests <p>The state Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will review a proposal this week to change the dates of local elections so they fall on the same days as legislative and statewide contests.</p><p>The bill on the committee's agenda Wednesday is a modified version of a proposal from the Kansas Republican Party.</p><p>The group says the bill will boost voter turnout.</p><p>Kansas holds city and school board elections in the spring of odd-numbered years, and turnout is typically low.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:23:02 +0000 Associated Press 31242 at http://kmuw.org Davis Raises $1M For Gov. Race http://kmuw.org/post/davis-raises-1m-gov-race <p>Democrat Paul Davis raised a little more than $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor's race.</p><p>Davis' campaign also reported Wednesday that it ended 2013 with almost $771,000 in his campaign treasury. Davis is the Kansas House minority leader and launched his campaign in early August.</p><p>His campaign described the fundraising as unprecedented for a challenger.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:42:40 +0000 Associated Press 28664 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Raised $1.6M In 2013 For Re-Election http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-raised-16m-2013-re-election <p>A close ally of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the Republican raised more than $1.6 million in cash contributions last year for his re-election campaign. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:38:42 +0000 Associated Press 28619 at http://kmuw.org Roberts, Opponent Spar Over Budget Deal http://kmuw.org/post/roberts-opponent-spar-over-budget-deal <p>U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has announced he'll vote against a bipartisan budget deal, but the Kansas Republican's primary opponent says Roberts should have spoken up earlier. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:35:46 +0000 Associated Press 27512 at http://kmuw.org Shawnee County DA Forms Exploratory Committee For Senate Run http://kmuw.org/post/shawnee-county-da-forms-exploratory-committee-senate-run <p>Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor has officially formed an exploratory committee to gauge a possible run for the U.S. Senate. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:23:02 +0000 Stephen Koranda 25825 at http://kmuw.org Shawnee County DA Likely To Challenge Roberts For Senate Seat http://kmuw.org/post/shawnee-county-da-likely-challenge-roberts-senate-seat <p></p><p>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. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:24:56 +0000 Stephen Koranda 25706 at http://kmuw.org Schodorf Officially Announces Secretary Of State Run http://kmuw.org/post/schodorf-officially-announces-secretary-state-run <p>Former Republican state Sen. Jean Schodorf has formally announced that she'll run for Kansas secretary of state next year as a Democrat, hoping to challenge incumbent Republican incumbent Kris Kobach. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:43:32 +0000 Associated Press 25599 at http://kmuw.org Paul Davis Names Jill Docking As Running Mate http://kmuw.org/post/paul-davis-names-jill-docking-running-mate <p>Democratic lawmaker Paul Davis has named Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking as his running mate in his bid for governor.<br /><br />In 1996, Docking ran unsuccessfully against current Gov.&nbsp;Brownback for a U.S. Senate seat.<br /><br />At a rally in Topeka Tuesday, Docking said her decision to run for lieutenant governor has nothing to do with past political races.<br /><br />She says reckless tax policies and cuts to public education are threatening Kansas' future.<br /> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:35:42 +0000 Stephen Koranda 25239 at http://kmuw.org Davis Launches Kansas Gubernatorial Bus Tour http://kmuw.org/post/davis-launches-kansas-gubernatorial-bus-tour <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis is launching a four-city bus tour across Kansas to make a campaign announcement.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:04:40 +0000 Associated Press 25188 at http://kmuw.org