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McGinn would focus on business

When Sen. Carolyn McGinn left the Sedgwick County Commission for Topeka after winning a legislative seat in 2004, people often asked her if she was going to miss local government.

Ranzau tuned in to spending

Most of the time, Sedgwick County commissioners vote unanimously. But when they don’t, Richard Ranzau usually finds himself on the losing end as the District 4 representative on the Sedgwick County Commission.

Both District 77 candidates have years of experience in government

Two people with experience in Augusta city government are running for the District 77 seat in the state Legislature.

Survey aims to help Sedgwick County voters judge the judges

For 12 years, Wichita city assistant attorney and judicial candidate Mike Hoelscher has practiced law in Sedgwick County. He says he has tried to treat everyone with courtesy and respect, “even when our positions were adverse to each other.”

Wichitan to lead state school-funding commission

A Wichita businessman was elected chairman of a special commission that will study the effectiveness of school funding.

Kobach, GOP challenger Scott Morgan discuss voter laws before Pachyderm Club

With signs reading “Your law doesn’t work,” “Remember November” and “Stop Voter Restrictions,” nearly 20 people stood outside the Bank of America Building on Friday to protest Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who was speaking to the Pachyderm Club.

Americans for Prosperity mailer part of smear campaign, says Kansas GOP legislator seeking re-election

It’s primary season. And that means Kansans can expect to receive political postcards warning them of their lawmakers’ misdeeds, paid for by various interest groups.

Jan Meyers: I didn’t endorse Davis over Brownback

Former U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers said she did not endorse Democrat Paul Davis’ campaign to become governor of Kansas. Her name was among the most prominent in a group of Republicans that the Davis campaign said earlier this week was backing the Democrat over incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Pompeo holds significant cash advantage over Tiahrt in 4th District race

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo will head into the final weeks before the Aug. 5 Republican primary with a huge cash advantage over his opponent, former U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt.

Park City candidate for House loses real estate license, owes taxes

A Republican candidate for the Kansas House is locked in a feud with the Kansas Real Estate Commission that cost him his real estate license and that he said drove him into bankruptcy.

Derby mayor calls for apology over opponent’s campaign flier claim in commission race

Rep. Jim Howell says in a campaign flier that he passed legislation to freeze Kansans’ property taxes.

Republican who voted against school bill doesn’t receive KNEA endorsement due to missing questionnaire, union president says

If you want an endorsement from teachers, you better make sure to turn in your homework.

Paul Davis secures endorsement of more than 100 former and current Republican officials

Paul Davis hopes he can sway moderate Republican voters to support a Democrat for governor. He’s going to have some help.

KNEA considered school bill vote when endorsing candidates

After months of saying teachers would show their discontent with the Legislature at the polls, the state’s largest teachers union endorsed a slate of candidates for the Kansas House on Tuesday.

Kansas candidate says arrest was 'mistake'

A Kansas House of Representatives candidate says his arrest on suspicion of having an open container of alcohol and traffic violations was a mistake.

Santorum: Free world at stake in Kansas governor’s race (VIDEO)

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told a Wichita audience Monday that the “future of the free world” hinges on the upcoming election between Gov. Sam Brownback and House Minority Leader Paul Davis.

Rhoades, Bunting to face off in Newton GOP primary

Rep. Marc Rhoades of Newton faces a Republican primary challenge from Barbara Bunting, a Newton school board member.

New Sedgwick County commissioners could swing incentive votes the other way

Businesses could have a tougher time getting incentives from Sedgwick County if a new commission majority emerges after the general election in November.

GOP candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner agree: Competition will bring better coverage

Five candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner are fighting for the Republican nomination, but they all agree: Get more insurance companies to come to Kansas and compete for business, and Kansans will get cheaper and fairer coverage.

Fact check: Did Brownback increase the Kansas sales tax?

Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, has repeatedly hammered Gov. Sam Brownback on tax policy on the campaign trail.

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