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GOP candidate for 2nd District congressional seat says he'll move into 2nd District

Peter Hancock

Antonio Soave, a Republican candidate in the 2nd District congressional race, said Wednesday that he does plan to move into the district, but he did not specify when. Although he lives in Olathe, in Johnson County, which is part of the 3rd District, Soave said in an email to the ...

GOP congressional candidate Soave still not talking about his residency

Peter Hancock

Despite repeated requests for comment by the Journal-World, Republican congressional candidate Antonio Soave is still not answering questions about his residency in the district or why he listed the address of the Eudora Post Office as his campaign committee's address. Soave is a Johnson County businessman who served for about ...

Newest candidate in 2nd District is actually registered to vote in 3rd

Peter Hancock

Former Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave, the newest Republican candidate in the 2nd District congressional race, is currently a registered voter in the 3rd District. Officials in the Kansas Secretary of State's office confirmed Friday that Soave's voter registration lists him at a residence in Olathe, which is part of ...

Antonio Soave, former Brownback cabinet secretary, announces bid for 2nd District

Peter Hancock

Antonio Soave, who served briefly as Gov. Sam Brownback's commerce secretary, announced Thursday that he is jumping into the crowded Republican field for the 2nd District congressional race. “After prayerful consideration with my family, and so much encouragement from the business community in the second district, I believe now is ...

Kris Kobach gets public dressing-down over Breitbart column

Peter Hancock

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach received a public dressing-down Tuesday over a column he wrote last week for Breitbart News, and Kobach himself backed away from some of what he said. In [the Sept. 7 article][1], Kobach said out-of-state voters "likely" changed — through voter fraud — the outcome ...

Kansas lawmaker says he would rather give money to North Korea than to public radio

Peter Hancock

A conservative Kansas lawmaker posted a tweet Wednesday suggesting he would rather give money to North Korea than to [Kansas Public Radio][1]. Rep. J.R. Claeys, R-Salina, made that comment Wednesday morning as KPR was trying to raise money during its "Power Hour" event, a single-morning fundraising drive that precedes the ...

Kansas officials react to Charlottesville violence and Trump's comments

Peter Hancock

Members of the Kansas congressional delegation have been turning to social media in recent days to express their reactions to last weekend’s violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., but only a few have specifically called out President Donald Trump for his controversial remarks on the subject. Second ...

Brownback hoping for speedy confirmation; Colyer quiet following announcement

Peter Hancock

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday he plans to stay in office until he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a diplomatic post in the Trump administration, something he said he hopes will happen as early as next month. Brownback has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be ...

Former Rep. Paul Davis schedules tour to announce 2nd District candidacy

Peter Hancock

Former state Rep. Paul Davis of Lawrence has scheduled a series of appearances Tuesday where he is expected to formally announce that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 2nd District congressional seat in 2018. Davis, 45, [announced in April][1] that he was exploring the 2nd District race, which ...

EMILY's List makes endorsement in Kansas 3rd District

Peter Hancock

A national fundraising group that backs Democratic women who support abortion rights, announced that it is supporting Andrea Ramsey in the 3rd District congressional race in Kansas. Friday's announcement by the group EMILY's List was another indication that the 3rd District is becoming more competitive. In 2016, incumbent Republican Rep. ...

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