Election 2018

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After several teenagers -- some not even from the state -- decided to run for Kansas governor, members of the House voted Tuesday to tighten requirements to run for statewide office. 

Candidates would have to be at least 18 years old and live in Kansas. Lawmakers debated whether to apply the rules to the 2018 election, but decided against that approach.

Republican Rep. Tom Cox says it sets a dangerous precedent to change the rules part way through an election cycle.

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Some of the Republican candidates looking to be Kansas' next governor bluntly criticized the state Supreme Court when asked about education during the first Republican gubernatorial debate

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A crowded race for the Republican nomination for Kansas' next governor has candidates looking for ways to stand out.

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Kansas congressional candidate Tyler Tannahill is sticking with his planned giveaway of rifle similar to the one used in the mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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Hundreds of Republicans are expected in Wichita this weekend as the party holds it annual state convention.

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Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer on Tuesday named Tracey Mann, who operates a Kansas City real estate firm and lives in Salina, as his lieutenant governor.

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A two-term Wichita City Council member has entered the race for the 1st District seat on the Sedgwick County Commission.

Pete Meitzner announced his candidacy Tuesday. He says south-central Kansas is in a positive mode, and he wants to keep the momentum going by joining the Sedgwick County Commission.

"There is just this void that I can feel where we can bring Sedgwick County into a more active participation and play a more active role in all the betterment we have been seeing in the community," Meitzner says.

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A man from Hutchinson is trying to enter his dog into the race for Kansas governor, but the Secretary of State’s office said he’s barking up the wrong tree.

The Hutchinson News reports that Terran Woolley set up a campaign committee for his dog, Angus. He saw several teens were candidates and thought, "why not a dog?"

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If you want to know how much interest there is in the race for Rep. Kevin Yoder's congressional seat, you got a pretty good idea at a candidate forum Sunday afternoon.

There are a lot of requirements if you want to vote in Kansas. You must be 18 years old. You need to show a photo ID at your polling place and show proof of U.S. citizenship when you register to vote. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the state's voter ID laws are among the strictest in the nation.

But when it comes to the rules about who can run for state office? There are no rules.