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General Election — November 6, 2012

Kansas State Senate, 2nd District

All precincts reporting / 26,579 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

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Video: Candidate forum: State Senate, 2nd District

State Senate candidates Sen. Marci Francisco and Republican Ronald Ellis spoke at a Oct. 15 candidate forum sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition at the Douglas County Courthouse. Each candidate was allowed a one-minute opening statement and a two-minute closing statement and were told in correspondence before the forum that candidates shouldn't raise any new issues in their closing statements to which their opponents wouldn't have a opportunity to respond. Questions for the forum were prepared in advance by VEC partners and taken from the live audience at the event. The VEC is a non-partisan organization made up of about 18 community groups that seeks to promote civil dialogue and broad participation of citizens and candidates through community forums. Watch »

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.
Candidate questionnaire: 2nd Senate District
October 30, 2012
State Sen. Marci Francisco and Republican challenger Ronald Ellis are running to represent the state’s 2nd Senate District. They were asked to respond to questions about some of the major issues in this campaign. The questions and answers are below.
Statehouse Live: Big bucks from small group of donors fueling Kansas Chamber of Commerce PAC
October 29, 2012
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Kansas National Education Association are battling in legislative races. They have two distinct ways of raising money. By Scott Rothschild.
Kansas Senate, District 2: Marci Francisco vs. Ron Ellis
October 27, 2012
While the rest of the political world is torn apart by turmoil, the race between state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, and Ron Ellis, a Republican from Meriden, has been relatively tame. By Scott Rothschild
Candidates talk about jobs, health care, schools and tax cuts
July 17, 2012
The three Democrats seeking to represent the 2nd U.S. House District on Monday agreed on most issues, saying that Congress has become beholden to wealthy special interests.