Former GOP Sen. Kassebaum backs Democrat in Kansas race

September 17, 2020 - 1:04 pm

Koichi Kamoshida / Staff


Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum has again broken again with fellow Kansas Republicans to support Democrat Barbara Bollier for the seat Kassebaum once held. 

Kassebaum said in a statement that Bollier shares her belief in working with members of both parties. Kassebaum also endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly in the 2018 Kansas governor’s race. 

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Republican Rep. and GOP Senate nominee Roger Marshall's campaign manager said Kassebaum's move wasn't a surprise and noted Marshall's endorsement from former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. 

Bollier is a Kansas City-area state senator who switched to the Democratic Party at the end of 2018. Kassebaum served in the Senate from 1979 to 1997.

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