Elections

Senator brings in Jeb Bush to campaign in Kansas
September 29, 2014
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is bringing in another Republican heavy-hitter to help bolster his troubled campaign for re-election.
Voter mulling options in Kansas Senate dispute
September 24, 2014
The lawyer for a disgruntled Kansas Democratic voter says he’s considering his options as he faces a delay in getting a court to hear his lawsuit to force the party to name a new U.S. Senate nominee.
Texas governor to headline fundraiser for Brownback
September 24, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is getting some fundraising help from his colleague in Texas.
Democrat in Kansas 1st having event with lawmakers
September 9, 2014
The Democratic nominee in the 1st Congressional District of Kansas is preparing to have a Statehouse news conference with former and current state legislators.
Brownback’s GOP challenger has bankruptcy in past
July 30, 2014
A Wichita businesswoman who is challenging Gov. Sam Brownback in the Republican primary has filed for bankruptcy protection in the past, while her running mate has done so twice.
Koch group makes big ad buy for Kansas congressman
July 15, 2014
A conservative group with ties to billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is spending big money to thank U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for his work in Congress amid a bitter race for his seat.
Kansas Republicans back Davis in governor’s race
July 15, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and more than 100 other Republicans are endorsing the presumed Democratic nominee for governor.
Kansas gay marriage foes to seek protections again
July 6, 2014
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.
Kansas Democrats file complaints in 2nd District
June 3, 2014
Kansas Democrats have filed two federal complaints against Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins alleging she violated ethics and campaign rules because a staff member also serves as an unpaid re-election spokesman.
Voting rights advocates fear problems with proof of citizenship requirement will mean many lost votes; board rejects Kobach modification
July 16, 2013
Law requires birth certificate, passport or other document for those registering in state for the first time
De Soto school board Position 7: Tim Blankenship
March 16, 2011
School board candidate Tim Blankenship responds to The Dispatch’s questionnaire.
Yoder wins 3rd District
November 4, 2010
Kevin Yoder’s victory Tuesday night in the state’s 3rd Congressional District helped Republicans nationally win back control of the U.S. House and ensure a GOP sweep of the state’s delegation in Washington.
Yoder defeats Moore, puts 3rd Congressional District in GOP column
November 3, 2010
Kevin Yoder’s victory Tuesday night in the state’s 3rd Congressional District helped Republicans nationally win back control of the U.S. House and ensure a GOP sweep of the state’s delegation in Washington.
Republicans dominate voting in Johnson County
11:17 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 04:13 p.m.
The GOP had a grand old time with voting returns in Johnson County.
Candidates battle for open congressional seat
3rd Congressional District
October 27, 2010
The state’s 3rd District U.S. House race has been a back-and-forth between two candidates who said they would be the best new fit to represent the district in Washington.

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