Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2012

Primary races appear to oust 10 Kansas House members, including Gregory

August 9, 2012


— Ten Kansas House incumbents have lost primary election races or are trailing in relatively close contests.

But seven of those incumbents faced other incumbents because of political redistricting.

Reps. Ron Worley, of Lenexa, and Trent LeDoux, of Holton, lost incumbent-on-incumbent races.

Also, Reps. Clay Aurand, of Belleville, and Rick Billinger, of Goodland, trailed other incumbents in final, unofficial results in their districts. In Wichita, Rep. Jim Ward defeated fellow Democratic Rep. Judy Loganbill.

A GOP race in an Emporia-area district featured three incumbents. Rep. Peggy Mast, of Emporia, defeated Bill Otto, of LeRoy, and Willie Prescott, of Osage City.

Two Republicans were ousted by challengers, Reps. Sheryl Spalding, of Overland Park, and TerriLois Gregory, of Ottawa.

Also, Republican Rep. Carl Dean Holmes, of Liberal, trailed his challenger by seven votes.


Steve Jacob 5 years, 9 months ago

Vicki Schmidt spent 200K for what looks like a win. We live in a weird world when you have to spend that much money for a State Senate primary.

But you want to see money spent, watch the KC TV stations this fall, the Claire McCaskill / Todd Akin race will burn crazy cash on both sides.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 9 months ago

Schmidt was fighting against Koch money

bradh 5 years, 9 months ago

She spent $200K. The Koch's only gave $600K to the Chamber of Commerce and I'm sure that a third of that didn't go to her opponent. She obviously got some big money in, probably from a Soros PAC. You don't see her big money as a problem, but the Chamber supporting people who support business, the Chamber's whole point of being, is a problem. Seems like most of the people here only have a problem with money being spent for candidates they don't support. I would prefer both candidates pool their money, have town hall meetings where they discuss the issues and their stands on the issues, and let the people decide. Unfortunately, most people do little more that look at party affiliations and money talks.

chootspa 5 years, 9 months ago

I guess she doesn't have to pretend that she ever moved from Johnson County now.

hyperinflate 5 years, 9 months ago

I guess TerriLois' (how the f*^% do you possessive-ize a name like hers?) god isn't very powerful after all.

headdoctor 5 years, 9 months ago

The best part of this article is that Bill Otto was defeated. It wont keep him from uploading stupid YouTubes but is at least one Kansas embarrassment out of the way.

bearded_gnome 5 years, 9 months ago

calling Gregory an incumbent in that district is sorta a stretch after redistricting.

meggers 5 years, 9 months ago

I'm surprised the Journal World doesn't have an article about the 315 people who voted using the wrong ballot. There is a House primary in question over it, as the winner only won by 41 votes.

Steve Stucky 5 years, 9 months ago

Larryville, Brownback is coming again. Even bigger. He's taking away your food stamps, making you work for a living, pushing the homeless off the streets and making you actually give birth to babies you conceived. He's coming again. And, again. You can run, larryville, but you can not hide.

jafs 5 years, 9 months ago


He's also chasing away people who contribute, and who care about things like public education.

At least you're honest about the sadistic and controlling nature of the administration though.

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