Governor Race

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
July 30, 2018 - 6:24 pm
Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, 95, has endorsed Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary. Colyer's campaign announced the endorsement from the Kansas political icon Monday. Colyer faces a strong challenge on his right in the Aug. 7 election...
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July 06, 2018 - 7:28 pm
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is giving the Kansas governor's race an odd twist. It's complicating the bid by a major Democrat candidate who's trying to rebuild his party's brand with rural voters but is hindered by his anti-abortion past. Former state Agriculture...
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December 15, 2017 - 8:11 pm
The first woman to enter the 2018 governor's race in Kansas joins a crowded field of men seeking to replace term-limited Gov. Sam Brownback. State Sen. Laura Kelly, (D-Topeka), becomes the 22nd candidate to launch a campaign or appoint a treasurer. Twelve Republicans, seven Democrats and three...
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November 09, 2017 - 8:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Kansas governor supports restoring a ban on discrimination against gays and lesbians in state employment and hiring. Former state Sen. Jim Barnett said Thursday that as governor, he would make it clear "there will not be discrimination." In 2015, Gov...
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October 27, 2017 - 9:02 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A fifth teenage boy has launched a campaign for governor and entered a field of 19 candidates. The Hutchinson News reports that Joseph Tutera Jr. 16, of Mission Hills is running as a Republican. He appointed his father as his campaign treasurer this week to take a step...
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October 04, 2017 - 8:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas lawmaker who helped establish a non-profit leadership center is running for the Republican nomination for governor next year. Former state Rep. Ed O'Malley announced Wednesday that he will launch his campaign with a seven-city tour. The first stop is in Kansas...
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September 28, 2017 - 10:22 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A third teenager says he wants to be the governor of Kansas. Ethan Randleas, 17, from Wichita who says he will join two other teenagers as candidates in next year's gubernatorial race. Kansas has no law governing the qualifications for governor. The Kansas City Star reports...
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September 05, 2017 - 8:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Candidate for Kansas Governor, Jim Barnett, (R-Emporia), says he'll pursue a regional approach to economic development that relies on help from local leaders if he's elected governor next year. Barnett had a news conference Tuesday in Topeka to outline a broad plan for creating...
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June 20, 2017 - 7:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas legislator who was the Republican nominee for governor in 2006 is running for the office again. Former state Sen. Jim Barnett, 62, is attempting to appeal to Republican voters who are upset with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and his now-ended tax-cutting experiment...
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