Elections

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.
Citation, guilty plea at issue in campaign
3rd Congressional District
October 27, 2010
Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Kevin Yoder pleaded guilty to refusing to take a preliminary breath test in connection with a 2009 incident, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said.
Education, employment central issues of Kansas House District 38 race
October 25, 2010
Republican incumbent Anthony Brown, a Eudora carpenter, is running against Democrat Roberta Eveslage, a retired educator from Lenexa.
Debate among JoCo chairman candidates focuses on spending
September 28, 2010
Johnson County Commission chairwoman Annabeth Surbaugh and her opponent for the seat, Commissioner Ed Eilert, continued to debate county spending during a joint appearance Tuesday.
Moore, Yoder again square off in debate
September 22, 2010
Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District on Wednesday debated on topics including education, health care reform and climate change.

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