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Objections filed to candidacies

June 13, 2012


— Two objections to legislative candidacies have been filed so far, according to the Kansas Secretary of State's office.

Travis Couture-Lovelady of Palco has filed an objection to the candidacy of Lawrence Reichert of Hays. Both are Republicans running in the Aug. 7 primary for the nomination in the 110th House District.

William Scott Hesse has filed an objection to the candidacy of Shanti Gandhi in the 52nd House District race in Topeka. Hesse and Gandhi are Republicans.

Both objections deal with residency requirements. The State Objections Board will hold a hearing on the objections on Tuesday.

The deadline to file an objection to a candidacy is at the close of business Thursday.

Several candidates found themselves in different districts last week when a panel of three federal judges re-drew political boundaries after the Legislature failed to accomplish the task.


pace 1 year, 10 months ago

Kobach is just thrilled with the results of him failing to do his job and then failing to extend the filing time. He should resign.


Cait McKnelly 1 year, 10 months ago

Looks like Brownback's hatchet man came out swinging; right at a seventeen year old girl. One of the candidate's that filed last Monday has a step daughter. Her father is dead and he has raised her as his own but she has a different last name from his. They follow each other on Twitter and because of the multiple "I love you's" and pics together, etc, Brownie's man jumped to the nastiest of conclusions and called her his "Teenage Lover". What is it with Brownback attacking teenagers?


optimist 1 year, 10 months ago

I have no idea what the basis is for either of these objections. Your first thought is race. Do you have a basis other than it's coming from a Republican and all Republicans are racist?


mycatsrightorwrong 1 year, 10 months ago

I know Shanti Gandhi (he's a man btw). The fact that he lives within the 52nd district is uncontestable; he's lived there over a decade, and been a doctor in the US for over 40 years ( The only thing I can figure is that since Hesse is a Kobach appointee, he's trying to imply that because his skin color isn't white, his citizenship is suspect.

Hesse must be a complete doosh. At the very least he is a racist, at the worst he's playing on peoples most base instincts to get votes. He should be ashamed and I hope Mr. Gandhi destroys him in the primary. I don't know that either has a rational political ideology, but at least one of them has maintained his integrity 1 week into the race.


autie 1 year, 10 months ago

Actually merrill may have a point. And earn points for no cut 'n paste. In many other situations one must have resided in said residence for at least 30 days. And I don't think having a post office box counts.


Richard Heckler 1 year, 10 months ago

Who advised these republicans to object?

It is my thinking that a candidate ought to be a homeowner in the district or have resided in a rental property for at least 3-5 years.


KansasLiberal 1 year, 10 months ago

A descendant of Gandhi is not only a registered republican, but running for office as a republican? I guess that she doesn't take Mahatma's teachings or her first name seriously.


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