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Schmidt ousts Six in Kansas attorney general race

November 2, 2010, 7:28 p.m. Updated November 2, 2010, 10:56 p.m.

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2010 Kansas Elections: Attorney General

Dennis Hawver, Steve Six and Derek Schmidt are running for Kansas Attorney General.

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In the attorney general's race, Schmidt's major issue was Six's refusal to join a lawsuit seeking to block the federal health care law.

10:37 p.m. update

BULLETIN (AP) — Derek Schmidt, GOP, elected Attorney General, Kansas.

9:36 p.m. update

Schmidt's lead is staying steady at 53.3 percent. Six has 43.8 percent.

9:22 p.m. update

Schmidt is at 53.2 percent of the vote and is still leading Six.

9:03 p.m. update

Schmidt's lead as increased slightly, and he's now at 53.6 percent. Six is currently at 43.7 percent.

8:39 p.m. update

Six has gained on Schmidt slightly, but Schmidt still leads with 53.3 percent of the vote for Kansas attorney general.

8:13 p.m. update

Derek Schmidt has retaken the lead with 55.4 percent of the vote. Six now has 42.6 percent.

7:48 p.m. update

Steve Six has taken a slight lead over Derek Schmidt. Six now has 50.4 percent of the vote to Schmidt's 47.5 percent.

7:26 p.m. update

With less than 1,000 votes counted, Derek Schmidt has 63.6 percent of the votes in the race for Kansas attorney general. Steve Six has 32.9% and Dennis Hawver has 3.5%. Get live race results.

Comments

DeckDoctors 3 years, 9 months ago

Voters don't like 'annointed' politicians. Six was hand picked by Kathleen 'the hammer' Sebelius to cover her and Obama's aggregious takeover of healthcare. He didn't have the common sense to oppose Socialistic Healthcare, and the people have spoken. They don't want 'yes men' in office who support wild eyed socialism as he and Sebelius do.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 9 months ago

Steve Six was a fine selection for Attorney General, but this is the sort of thing that happens when you let hysteria take over common sense in these elections.

This election cycle has been the worst case of overkill by the Republican Terrorist Party I have ever seen and we will be paying for Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck's attachment to the KKK, the Michigan Militia and the American Nazi Party for the next two years to come at the very least. Hopefully when the liars and fabricators of fantasy in the Republican Terrorist Party are shown to be the miscreants that they truly are we will regain some sanity in American politics. That should help stabilize the ship of state that is perilously close to sinking in a sea of foul and contaminated water created by the radio talk show furhers.

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oldvet 3 years, 9 months ago

Six was probably the one Democrat that I could have supported, but when you're on the wrong bus, you're going over the cliff with it...

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somebodynew 3 years, 9 months ago

Which, IF they win, we would have gotten anyway. (Without the millions in tax dollars spent for attorneys to get rich (er).

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grammaddy 3 years, 9 months ago

Great, I guess those with pre-existing condition just don't deserve healthcare. At least not in this country.

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Brendon Allen 3 years, 9 months ago

this is just wrong group plans do not get you around pre-existing conditions. As someone with one I know all too well. Here is the thing you can't have one (exempting pre-existing conditions) without the other (mandatory coverage) or you will have a moral hazard situation. If I can always get insurance at any time no matter my medical condition why would I get it until I get that cancer diagnosis and free ride the system? To cover pre-existing conditions, which I think 75% of Americans think is the right thing to do, you must require some form of coverage or the system will just be gamed, and well there would just be more healthcare_moochers like you.

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tecuani 3 years, 9 months ago

Don't waste your time ksballen. Moocher has no idea what the system entails or how the insurance companies are really going to react.

The truth is, Obamacare will survive. The states have already been told they cannot opt out because of the federal constitution. Any lawsuits to the contrary will fail.

Second, the insurance companies, while not happy about the increased costs of covering kids till age 26 and pre-existing conditions, are JUBILANT over the increased numbers of customers paying premiums.

Republicans have two years before they have a chance at repeal. During those two years, the state efforts will fail, miserably. In the meantime, the opposition to health care will wane because the attention span of most american voters is about 3 minutes.

In two years, when election time rolls around, all efforts to stop Obamacare will have lost steam and embarrased state officials to the point that their jobs will be in jeopardy.

Demagogues usually end up at the end of a rope. Figuratively and/or literally.

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Horace 3 years, 9 months ago

What's the Matter with Kansas?

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CHKNLTL 3 years, 9 months ago

Rednecks, hicks, sh*tkickers, and conservatives....old people, young people, the poor ones in between...handicapped, the rich. basically, people in general are what is the Matter with Kansas!

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jamoca 3 years, 9 months ago

Kansas is awake! The Lawrence PC liberal whimps want to be told what to do from themoment you wake up 'till the moment you go to bed

FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 9 months ago

That's funny, given that teapartiers/republicans need the Glenn Becks, Rushes and Palins making sure that they all stay in lock step.

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MyName 3 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, now if you can please explain exactly what kind of mental telepathy you used so that you know exactly what the "Lawrence PC liberal whimps" are thinking, that would be awesome.

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IndusRiver 3 years, 9 months ago

It's not been one but both the D & R parties that have been dividing and disenfranchising this country for the last 30 years especially. Not all Democrats lost in yesterday's election and they still hold the majority in the Senate. Some infusion of the "red" into the "blue" was needed to bring about some control to the idealogies of one, only one, political party. Both the Ds and Rs need to be meeting each other halfway toward a center. Steve Six wasn't one of those who represented anything other than special interest, which obviously enough people knew to give him his notice to vacate the office.

I was happy to see Lynn Jenkins get another term, but Kevin Yoder winning the 3rd District was sweet, real sweet.

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