There are many storylines at play in the 2012 Kansas primary election. Clockwise, from left, groups aligned with billionaire Charles Koch have funneled millions of dollars into the race to support conservative Republicans; Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew began issuing county voter ID cards; a trio of Democrats are vying for the chance to take on U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins; Gov. Sam Brownback has all but abandoned a group of moderate Republicans; Secretary of State Kris Kobach's controversial legislation requiring voters to show picture ID gets its first major test; and conservative and moderate Republicans face off in the battle for control of the statehouse.


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