Election 2012

Jenkins reports huge advantage over Schlingensiepen in latest campaign disclosures
October 18, 2012
Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins continued her advantage in fundraising over her Democratic challenger in the Kansas 2nd District race, according to documents filed this week. Federal campaign reports show Jenkins had nearly $1.4 million in cash on hand as of Oct. 15. By comparison, Topeka pastor Tobias Schlingensiepen reported having $50,400 cash on hand.
2nd District forum: Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Tobias Schlingensiepen
2nd District Forum: Intro and opening statements 2nd District forum: Affordable Care Act and military deployment 2nd District forum: The economy and jobs, and immigration 2nd District forum: Transparency in campaign contributions and bipartisanship 2nd District forum: Foreign relations and voter ID laws 2nd District forum: Climate change and legislative priorities 2nd District forum: Audience questions on wind energy and funding for PBS 2nd District forum: Amtrak and closing statements

Rep. Lynn Jenkins and challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen met for a voter forum at the Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday, Oct. 4.

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Candidate forum: Kansas state senate
Candidate forum: Kansas state senate, opening statements State senate candidate forum: education and taxes State senate candiate forum: health care, redistricting and partisanship Kansas state senate candidate forum: Employment, voter identification and qualifications State senate candiate forum: audience questions

Candidates running for Kansas state senate took part in the Voter Education Coalition forum Monday night. Participating candidates were Ronald Ellis (2nd District), Casey Moore (19th), James Tellefson (3rd) and Matthew Windheuser (19th).

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Orman releases ‘reform’ plan in Senate race
August 12, 2014
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman on Monday proposed term limits and ending pensions for members of Congress as he launched a bus tour of Kansas in a bid to unseat veteran Republican incumbent Pat Roberts.
Congresswoman Jenkins keeps CPA title despite lapsed permit
09:25 a.m., May 12, 2014 Updated 02:21 p.m.
Kansas regulators have allowed U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins to continue tagging congressional and campaign materials with a CPA label although her state permit to work as a certified public accountant expired nearly two years ago.
Jenkins, Wakefield report contributions in 2nd District Congressional race
January 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, reported raising $1.1 million last year and has $1.6 million cash on hand in her re-election effort to represent the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Lawrence. Jenkins’ total is far more than that of her likely Democratic opponent, Margie Wakefield, of Lawrence, who reported raising $214,660 in five months.
Jenkins tours Lawrence plastic plant
November 4, 2013
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins toured one of Lawrence’s largest employers Monday, saying the experience will inform her in the future as Congress debates changes to the tax code. By Giles Bruce
Hodgson announces campaign for House District 46
September 23, 2013
Democrat Abbie Hodgson today announced that she is running for the House District 46 seat, currently held by House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, who is running for governor.
Speculation starts on who would run for Davis’ legislative seat if he runs for governor
September 9, 2013
With House Democratic Leader Paul Davis considering a challenge to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in the 2014 election, some are speculating on who would run for Davis’ seat to represent House District 46 in Lawrence in the Kansas Legislature. By Scott Rothschild
Davis seen as possible Democratic opponent to Gov. Brownback
August 5, 2013
Paul Davis is the leader of the Democrats in the Kansas House, but the Lawrence legislator says his proudest moments in the Statehouse have been when he has helped produce bi-partisan coalitions. Davis would need that talent if he wants to be called Gov. Davis. The 2014 election is 15 months away, and for Democrats to mount a credible challenge, the time to get a candidate’s name before the general public is soon. By Scott Rothschild
State Board of Education eyes new accreditation standards
January 15, 2013
The Kansas State Board of Education is likely to vote next month to change accreditation standards to mirror federal No Child Left Behind waiver. By Peter Hancock
Roberts, Moran vote for bill avoiding fiscal cliff; Jenkins, Yoder, Pompeo, Huelskamp vote against it
January 1, 2013
Kansas’ all-Republican delegation split Tuesday on the bill that avoided sending the federal government over the so-called fiscal cliff. U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran voted for the bill, and all four U.S. representatives voted against it. Those are Lynn Jenkins of Topeka, whose district includes Lawrence; Kevin Yoder of Overland Park, Mike Pompeo of Wichita and Tim Huelskamp of Fowler. By Scott Rothschild.
Is voter registration becoming obsolete?
December 9, 2012
With new voter ID laws, some now question the need for separate voter registration. By Peter Hancock
Obama, Romney teams share behind the scenes look at presidential campaigns
December 6, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was battle-tested during the GOP primary, which enabled him to win decisively the first debate with President Barack Obama. But not having a primary challenge, gave Obama the advantage of time to put in place a campaign apparatus that early on defined Romney as someone who was out of touch with the lives of everyday Americans. By Scott Rothschild
Wakefield, Loomis, Hodgson, Keever to lead Douglas County Democratic Party
December 5, 2012
New leaders have been elected in the Douglas County Democratic Party. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas vote certified amid debate on voter ID law
10:21 a.m., November 29, 2012 Updated 04:35 p.m.
Kansas officials are preparing to certify results from this month’s general election.
Kobach touts success of Kansas photo ID law
10:35 a.m., November 23, 2012 Updated 02:21 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says fewer than expected registered voters cast provisional ballots in the Nov. 6 general election in response to the new state photo identification law.
Write-in candidate wins hotly contested Lecompton Township race
November 16, 2012
Keith Noe ran as a write-in candidate for Lecompton Township Treasurer, beating out the Republican and Democratic candidates. By Peter Hancock