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Sen. Steve Abrams running for Senate president

  • Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at 10:37 a.m.

— State Sen. Steve Abrams of Arkansas City says he plans to run for president of the Kansas Senate.

Abrams, a Republican who has represented the 32nd District since 2008, says he would champion conservative principles if he is chosen Senate president. He promised to insist on civility while working with Gov. Sam Brownback and the House to promote a conservative agenda.

State Sen. Susan Wagle, a Republican from Wichita, also plans to run for Senate president, if she defeats Democrat Patrick Cantwell, also from Wichita, in the Nov. 6 general election.

Republican senators and senators-elect will meet in December to pick new leaders.

Current Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, was one of eight moderate Republicans defeated by conservative candidates in the August primary.

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