What did Kansans say as they cast their votes at the GOP and Democratic national conventions? Former Democratic state Rep. (and national committeewoman) Melody McCray-Miller of Wichita credited Kansas as the birthplace of President Obama’s mother (mispronouncing her name) and mentioned the Dockum sit-in, the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education desegregation case, and college sports teams before state party chairman Lee Kinch of Derby name-dropped eight Democratic (former) officeholders. Kansas GOP chairman and Sedgwick County Clerk Kelly Arnold called the state: “Home of the greatest fans of the reigning World Series champions, the Kansas City Royals. Proud home of the iconic Bob Dole.” The Show-Me State’s GOP chairman didn’t let Arnold’s brag go unchallenged, by the way: “Kansas, I love you, but Missouri is the home to the World Series champions Kansas City Royals.” – Rhonda Holman
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