election 2014

Politics
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.

Politics
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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Government
11:11 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Gov. Brownback To Decide Fate Of Voter Affiliation Bill

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.

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.

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.

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Government
10:23 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Senate Committee Will Review Bill Making Local Elections Coincide With State And National Contests

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.

The bill on the committee's agenda Wednesday is a modified version of a proposal from the Kansas Republican Party.

The group says the bill will boost voter turnout.

Kansas holds city and school board elections in the spring of odd-numbered years, and turnout is typically low.

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2014 Election
5:42 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Davis Raises $1M For Gov. Race

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.

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.

His campaign described the fundraising as unprecedented for a challenger.

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2014 Election
5:38 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Brownback Raised $1.6M In 2013 For Re-Election

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.

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Politics
5:35 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Roberts, Opponent Spar Over Budget Deal

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.

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2014 Election
4:23 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Shawnee County DA Forms Exploratory Committee For Senate Run

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor has officially formed an exploratory committee to gauge a possible run for the U.S. Senate.

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2014 Election
4:24 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Shawnee County DA Likely To Challenge Roberts For Senate Seat

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.

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2014 Election
5:43 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Schodorf Officially Announces Secretary Of State Run

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.

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