Kansas Democratic Party

The chairman of the state Democratic Party has resigned after efforts to revamp the party’s message for Kansas, where Republicans hold big majorities.

Recently, Kansas Democratic Party Chairman Larry Meeker had been using the phrase “red state Democrats,” arguing that Kansas Democrats are different from Democrats in traditionally blue states.

He said there was room in the party for people with different views about abortion and same-sex marriage. But Democratic activists pushed back, saying Meeker was abandoning some of the party’s core principals.

Democrats no longer have a candidate for a U.S Senate race in Kansas after Chad Taylor dropped out. Now, it's not clear what role, if any, the state Democratic Party will take in the campaign. Stephen Koranda reports.

There's no love lost between Republican Senator Pat Roberts and the leaders in the Kansas Democratic party. But that doesn't mean top-ranking Democrats are throwing their support behind independent candidate Greg Orman. Joan Wagnon is the chair of the Kansas Democratic Party.

Wichita Attorney Seeking Resigning Lawmaker's Seat

Aug 19, 2013

Democrat John Carmichael says he wants to replace Representative Nile Dillmore in the Kansas House after Dillmore steps down next month.

The Wichita Attorney is the secretary of the Kansas Democratic Party and a former member of the Kansas Human Rights Commission.

Democratic precinct committee members in Dillmore's 92nd House District in northwest Wichita will decide this fall who will fill the seat through the end of Dillmore's current term.

But Carmichael is also preparing to run for the seat in 2014.