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Election 2012

Trump takes to Twitter to vent
November 7, 2012
Donald Trump has deleted some of the Twitter tirade he posted following President Barack Obama’s re-election and added new critiques of NBC’s Brian Williams.
5 things to know after Tuesday’s Kansas elections
November 7, 2012
Voters in Kansas faced one of the state’s lightest ballots in years, but the effects of Tuesday’s decisions will stay with Kansas residents for some time. Here are five things to know about Tuesday’s outcomes. By Chris Clark, Associated Press
Eudora voters approve change in city government structure
November 6, 2012
Voters in Eudora easily approved a change in its form of city government on Tuesday.
Obama wins Douglas County; voter turnout down from 2008 totals
November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama won an easy victory in Douglas County Tuesday night, and Democrats in local races cruised to large victories. Fewer residents, however, turned out to vote in Douglas County compared with four years ago.
Nancy Thellman retains Douglas County Commission seat
November 6, 2012
As of 10:30 p.m., unofficial results reported by the county’s election office showed Nancy Thellman winning handily over her Republican challenger Frank Male, 62 percent to 38 percent. By Peter Hancock
Jenkins defeats Schlingensiepen in U.S. House race
10:56 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 12:09 a.m.
Enjoying large advantages in money and voter registration, U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, on Tuesday was winning a third term in Congress over political newcomer Tobias Schlingensiepen. By Scott Rothschild.
Obama wins re-election
Despite slow economic recovery, Ohio, other swing states go for president
10:37 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 12:22 a.m.
President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and winning four more years in office despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. By David Espo, Associated Press
Francisco wins re-election to state Senate
November 6, 2012
In seeking her third term in the Senate, Francisco, a former mayor of Lawrence, said she would propose legislation scaling back the massive tax cut that Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law. By Scott Rothschild.
Freshman Republican US Rep. Mike Pompeo re-elected in south-central Kansas House race
09:48 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 02:05 a.m.
Freshman Republican US Rep. Mike Pompeo re-elected in south-central Kansas House race.
GOP Yoder wins 2nd US House term in northeast Kansas
November 6, 2012
Freshman Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has won re-election for a second term in the 3rd District congressional race in northeast Kansas.
Huelskamp wins unopposed US House race in Kansas
November 6, 2012
Freshman U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has coasted to an easy re-election victory to represent the 1st Congressional District in Kansas.
Ballard defeats Bengtson in House District 44
November 6, 2012
Ballard, first elected in 1992, said she will work to try to restore cuts that have been made over the past several years to public schools. “We are going to have a long conversation on school funding,” Ballard said. By Scott Rothschild
Dems look down ballot as GOP leads top Kansas races
November 6, 2012
Republican Mitt Romney carried Kansas as expected Tuesday in the presidential race, as Democrats focused on trying to slow the GOP-dominated Legislature’s push to the right and allies of conservative Gov. Sam Brownback sought to shore up their gains.
Kansas picks Romney
November 6, 2012
Republican challenger Mitt Romney has defeated Democratic President Barack Obama in Kansas.
Kansas exit poll: Economy most crucial to voters
November 6, 2012
Voters’ views of Tuesday’s elections, according to a preliminary exit poll conducted in Kansas for The Associated Press: