Tag Archives: Kansas

NYT/Siena Poll: Trump +7 In KS (Finished +20 In 2016)

The New York Times reports: President Trump, who won Kansas by more than 20 percentage points four years ago, maintains only a single-digit lead in the state, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Thursday, an erosion of support that typifies his struggles in nearly every corner of the country as he fights for a second term. With …

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Kansas Dem Has Chance Of Flipping Senate Seat

Politico reports: Kansas Senate candidate Barbara Bollier was a life-long Republican, but in 2018 she decided she’d had enough: Fed up by the party’s lurch to the right in Washington and Topeka, the 62-year-old state legislator divorced the GOP and became a Democrat. Two years later, she’s asking Kansans to join her and do something they haven’t since Franklin Roosevelt …

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Covidiot Arrested In Murder Threat Against KS Mayor

The Wichita Eagle reports: A Wichita man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple over frustrations with the city’s mask ordinance, the mayor and police said Friday afternoon. Meredith Dowty, 59, was booked into Sedgwick County Jail at 6:05 p.m., Friday, booking reports show. Police confirmed he is the suspect and said …

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GOP Rep Unseated After Felony Voting Fraud Charges

Kansas City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Freshman Kansas Rep. Steve Watkins lost his Republican primary Tuesday after being charged with felony election fraud and other crimes. State Treasurer Jake LaTurner unseated Watkins after arguing that the criminal charges against Watkins made an already vulnerable incumbent an even worse bet with Democrats sensing an opportunity to pick up the 2nd District …

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Marshall Defeats Kobach In Kansas GOP Senate Primary

NPR reports: Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall [photo] has defeated former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the Republican Senate primary, according to The Associated Press, calming Republicans’ worst fears about putting a seat in a deep red state in play this fall with the Senate majority contested. Marshall was the favored candidate of many party leaders to take on …

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REPORT: Trump Won’t Endorse In Kansas Senate Race

Politico reports: President Donald Trump indicated to associates during a flight on Air Force One on Wednesday that he would not intervene in the US Senate Republican primary in Kansas despite the fears among top Republicans that the state could elect a nominee who will lose the seat and thus the Senate. While the GOP establishment has long been alarmed …

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Homocon Thiel Pumped $1M Into Kobach’s Senate Bid

Vox reports: At his Park Avenue penthouse — 62 floors high and with a sparkling nighttime view of the Manhattan skyline — billionaire Peter Thiel last fall introduced to his friends an immigration hardliner who he would back with over $1 million to try and transform the Republican Party. The guest of honor was not President Donald Trump. It was …

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Trump Cultist Flashes Gun At Restaurant Worker When Asked To Wear Face Mask, Says Gun Is His “Exemption”

The Kansas City Star reports: Arlo Kinsey was working behind the carryout counter at RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission last week when a middle-aged man dressed in a red Make America Great Again hat — and no mask — walked through the door. “I asked him if he could wear a mask, since it’s what Gov. Kelly told us to …

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KS Paper Apologizes For Mask/Holocaust Comparison

The Washington Post reports: On Friday, the Anderson County Review, a Kansas newspaper, posted a cartoon to Facebook in response to a new statewide mask order from Gov. Laura Kelly (D). The image showed Kelly [photo] in a face covering emblazoned with the Star of David over a photo of Jews in Nazi Germany, with the caption: “Lockdown Laura says: …

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Kansas Paper Compares Gov’s Mask Order To Holocaust

The Associated Press reports: A Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor’s order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust. The cartoon on the Anderson County Review’s Facebook page depicts Gov. Laura Kelly wearing …

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Kansas Gov Issues Order Mandating Masks In Public

The Wichita Eagle reports: Gov. Laura Kelly said late Monday she is ordering Kansans to wear face masks in public spaces beginning July 3, as coronavirus cases surge upwards across the state and nation. The order, effective Friday, is almost certain to spark a backlash in the conservative state. Local leaders will confront a tough choice over whether they will …

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Deadline Passes For Pompeo To Enter KS Senate Race

The Hill reports: The filing deadline for primary candidates competing to run in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas passed Monday without notice from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was earlier tapped as a promising choice for the GOP. The Kansas race is viewed as a key seat for Republicans to win in an effort to keep control of …

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KANSAS: GOP Cringes As Kobach Enters Senate Race

Topeka’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former Secretary of State Kris Kobach filed his paperwork for candidacy in the Senate primary this afternoon at the Secretary of State’s Office. Kobach said he believes a “proven conservative voice” is needed in Kansas, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kobach also said the U.S. should lessen their dependency on China and reassess their relationship …

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Panicking GOP Begs Pompeo To Enter Senate Race

Politico reports: Senate Republicans have a problem in Kansas. And they still think Mike Pompeo is the solution. Staring at a messy primary, a credible Democratic challenger and a real battle for Senate control, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for the secretary of State to jump into the race with just weeks to go until the filing deadline. …

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KANSAS: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Law Requiring Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote

The Associated Press reports: A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that a Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote is unconstitutional, upholding a judge’s injunction that had banned its use. A 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Salt Lake City found in two consolidated appeals challenging the Kansas statute that the state law violates the …

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Kansas Man Drank Cleaner After Trump’s Comments

The Associated Press reports: A man drank a highly-toxic cleaning product over the weekend after President Trump wondered about the prospect of using disinfectants to treat coronavirus during a White House briefing last week, health officials said. Since Trump mentioned Thursday that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on the virus and wondered aloud if they could be …

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Kansas GOP Works To Torpedo Kris Kobach’s Senate Bid

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas GOP chair Mike Kuckelman sent letters Thursday to two Republican candidates asking them to drop out of the race for U.S. Senate for the good of the party. In nearly identical April 23 letters to Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and former Johnson County Commissioner Dave Lindstrom, Kuckelman cited poor fundraising and polling data …

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Hate Group Wins Block On Kansas Church Lockdown

Fox News reports: A federal court in Kansas issued a temporary restraining order Saturday against an executive order capping church gatherings at 10 people due to COVID-19, according to a local report. The move came a week after the Supreme Court of Kansas ruled in favor of Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat who saw her order overturned by a GOP-led …

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Kansas Gov Wins Court Battle On Church Restrictions

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting in-person religious gatherings to fight the coronavirus stands, the state Supreme Court ruled hours before Easter Sunday began. In a narrow ruling, the court said top Kansas Republican leaders didn’t follow the procedures outlined in a resolution approved by the full Legislature when they voted earlier this month …

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Kansas Gov To Sue GOP Over Revoked Church Order

The Wichita Eagle reports: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday she will sue legislative leaders after they voted to overturn her executive order limiting in-person church gatherings ahead of Easter. Kelly said she would seek a swift ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court to resolve the matter. “The last thing I want right now is a legal battle,” Kelly said …

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