Opinion Columns & Blogs

Kansas among states with limited legislative choices

The Wichita Eagle

In 40 percent of Kansas legislative races in last month’s general election, voters saw only one candidate on the ballot. But voters in Kansas had more choices than those in Georgia and South Carolina, where 80 and 72 percent of legislative races, respectively, were uncontested. According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, 36 percent of legislative candidates ran unopposed in the 46 states with such contests last month. “Of the 14 states with legislative term limits, nine had less than a quarter of races that were uncontested,” the Washington Post reported. – Rhonda Holman