Voter Guide: 2018 Primary Election

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Republicans to select candidate for vulnerable 2nd District congressional seat

TOPEKA - Republican voters in eastern Kansas will decide Tuesday who their candidate will be in the 2nd District congressional race. It is a district that leans Republican and has been occupied the last 10 years by Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, of Topeka, who is stepping away from ...

Douglas County clerk says advance voting turnout is steady, about normal

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew says advance voting for this year's primary elections has been steady and near normal. “We’re just a little ahead of the primary two years ago, but not by a lot,” he said. “We’re not seeing a huge turnout above normal. We have had a lot of phone calls ...

Four local Kansas House races draw primary contests

As the Aug. 7 primary elections in Kansas draw near, much of the advertising money and media attention will be focused on races for governor, congressional seats and other statewide offices. But there are other primary races further down the ballot that are also important for the future of ...

Meet 2018’s GOP candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner

With current Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer seeking the GOP nomination for governor, the office is open this year. Two Republicans, Sen. Vicki Schmidt and Assistant Insurance Commissioner Clark Shultz, are seeking their party’s nomination for the post. The winner will go on to ...

Meet the GOP candidates for Kansas secretary of state

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is stepping down from that office this year as he seeks the Republican nomination for governor. That opening has drawn a crowded field of Republican candidates who hope to succeed him. The secretary of state's office is responsible for a wide range of ...