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Kansas primary election tests dual voting system
August 6, 2014
The Kansas primary elections tested a dual voting system that counts votes for federal offices cast by people who registered using a federal form without proving their citizenship.
Kansas’ uninsured rate rose in 2014, Gallup poll finds
August 6, 2014
Kansas’ uninsured rate has risen in the past year more than any other state’s, according to a Gallup Well-Being poll released this week. By Giles Bruce
Candidates in 2nd U.S. House race open to debates
August 6, 2014
Voters in the 2nd congressional district should get several opportunities to see the candidates for the House seat debate before the November general election. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback victory party dampened by another credit downgrade
August 6, 2014
The morning after his primary election win, Gov. Sam Brownback claimed credit for improving the state’s financial position. But the celebration was quickly dampened by news that Standard & Poors had downgraded the state’s credit rating. By Peter Hancock
Brownback seeks to rally Kansas GOP for fall race
August 6, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is rallying Republican activists to promote what he says is the Kansas economic comeback after the state’s primary election showed significant dissent within the GOP.
Douglas County voters buck state trends in some key races
August 6, 2014
Douglas County voters in both parties went their own way in some key primaries Tuesday night, preferring local candidates to those from outside the area. By Peter Hancock
Selzer is GOP candidate for Kansas insurance post
August 5, 2014
An accountant and industry executive has won the Republican nomination for Kansas insurance commissioner.
Pompeo fends off Tiahrt, Huelskamp wins tough primary
August 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo handily defeated his longtime predecessor Tuesday in the Kansas primary, but a fellow Republican swept into office four years ago during a tea party surge faced a tough nomination fight in his rural district after voting against the farm bill.
US Rep. Huelskamp wins tough Kansas GOP primary
August 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has withstood opposition from agricultural interests in his rural district to defeat Clyde farmer Alan LaPolice in the Kansas Republican primary.
Brownback wins against surprisingly strong opponent
09:41 p.m., August 5, 2014 Updated 11:34 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback declared victory in his GOP primary against Jennifer Winn. But the Wichita businesswoman who was virtually unknown in politics turned in a surprisingly strong performance. By Peter Hancock
Highberger, Sloan win legislative primaries
07:11 p.m., August 5, 2014 Updated 10:04 p.m.
Dennis “Boog” Highberger and Abbie Hodgson battled Tuesday in the Democratic Party primary for the 46th House District in central Lawrence, while political newcomer Jeremy Ryan Pierce challenged veteran state Rep. Tom Sloan in the Republican Party primary for the 45th House District in western Lawrence. By Scott Rothschild
Jenkins wins GOP race for 2nd U.S. House District
07:10 p.m., August 5, 2014 Updated 10:12 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins on Tuesday faced little-known challenger Joshua Joel Tucker who espoused some tea party positions during the Republican Party primary. By Scott Rothschild
Gaughan wins Douglas County Commission race
07:08 p.m., August 5, 2014 Updated 09:12 p.m.
With no Republican challenger, the results will place either incumbent Mike Gaughan or attorney Greg Robinson on the three-seat commission in 2015.
Roberts defeats Wolf in Senate primary
06:51 p.m., August 5, 2014 Updated 11:16 p.m.
The Republican primary for U.S. Senate features a hard-fought battle between incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts and tea party challenger Milton Wolf. The two candidates continued campaigning hard through the final hours in a battle that some voters say turned them off from both candidates. By Peter Hancock
2 Kansas congressmen face tough GOP primary races
August 5, 2014
Two conservative Kansas congressmen who were swept into office four years ago during a tea party surge faced unusually acrimonious primary races Tuesday from Republican challengers trying to tap into voter dissatisfaction with Washington.