Hensley http://kmuw.org en 6 Outgoing Republicans Back Senate Democratic Leader's Re-election Bid http://kmuw.org/post/6-outgoing-republicans-back-senate-democratic-leaders-re-election-bid <p>Six outgoing Kansas Republican state senators have endorsed the chamber's Democratic leader in his bid for re-election.</p><p>All six of those announcing their support Friday for Minority Leader Anthony Hensley are considered GOP moderates.</p><p>They include Senate Vice President John Vratil, who decided against running for re-election this year, and five who lost their primary races to Republican conservatives. Those five are Dwayne Umbarger, Jean Schodorf, Pete Brungardt, Roger Reitz and Ruth Teichman.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:13:43 +0000 Associated Press 7400 at http://kmuw.org 6 Outgoing Republicans Back Senate Democratic Leader's Re-election Bid