Tag Archives: Kansas

White Supremacist Filed Kobach’s Senate Paperwork

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Republican Senate candidate Kris Kobach hired a white nationalist to file the paperwork that created the Kobach for Senate campaign as a limited liability company with the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office in August of this year. Joseph Suber has a long history of making anti-Semitic and racist comments on The UNZ Review, a …

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KANSAS: GOP Rep To Challenge Kobach For US Senate

The Associated Press reports: Western Kansas’ congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by thwarting immigration hardliner Kris Kobach’s bid for the party’s nomination. Two-term Rep. Roger Marshall entered the race facing some skepticism from the right despite his anti-abortion and gun-rights views …

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KANSAS: Pompeo Bid For US Senate Looking Likely

USA Today reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he’s laser-focused on his job as President Trump’s top diplomat, and he’s quick to dismiss “all the chatter” about a possible bid for U.S. Senate. “I think the only one not talking about my Kansas Senate run is me,” Pompeo told CNBC in an Aug. 20 interview. But Pompeo will fuel …

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Kris “Voter Fraud” Kobach Files For 2020 US Senate Bid

The Associated Press reports: Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is launching a campaign to run for the U.S. Senate next year. Kobach filed paperwork Monday with the Federal Election Commission forming a campaign committee. He scheduled a speech Monday afternoon in Leavenworth. He is seeking the Republican nomination for four-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts’ seat. Roberts is not …

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Kansas Democrats Drop Caucus For Regular Primary

Topeka’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Kansas Democratic Party announced Thursday that they will hold a party-run primary election on May 2, 2020, instead of a caucus in the state. In a caucus, voters go to their local polling places and stand in to represent their choice from the host of Democratic candidates for president of the United States. The …

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Kansas State Supreme Court Upholds Right To Abortion

NPR reports: The Kansas Constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday. The landmark ruling now stands as the law of the land in Kansas with no path for an appeal. Because it turns on the state’s constitution, abortion would remain legal in Kansas even if the Roe v. Wade case that established a …

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KANSAS: Republican Bills Would Ban Same-Sex “Parody Marriage” And Define LGBTQ Rights As A Religion

USA Today reports: A group of state representatives in Kansas introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to define same-sex marriage as “parody marriage,” stop the state from recognizing gay marriage and establish an “elevated marriage” option for straight couples who seek “higher standards of commitment.” One of the two bills introduced contends LGBTQ people are aligned with the secular humanism movement, …

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KANSAS: New Dem Gov’s First Official Act Is Executive Order Restoring Protections For LGBT State Employees

The Wichita Eagle reports: Gov. Laura Kelly ordered Kansas state agencies on Tuesday to again prohibit on-the-job discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees. The first openly gay state representatives in Kansas history said they will introduce a bill to extend non-discrimination protections to all LGBT people in the state. Kelly said she would sign such a bill. …

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CPAC Chair Matt Schlapp To Run For US Senate In 2020

From the right wing Daily Caller: American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp will be running for Senate in Kansas in 2020, two sources familiar with the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Friday. Schlapp will likely run for Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts’s seat. Roberts announced his retirement at a press conference in Kansas on Friday afternoon. Roberts, …

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REPORT: GOP Sen. Pat Roberts To Announce Retirement

From the right wing Daily Caller: Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts will announce his retirement at a press conference in Kansas Friday afternoon, two sources close with Roberts told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Roberts, 84, will make the announcement around 11:15 E.T. in his home state. Roberts, who has served in the Senate since 1997, will announce his retirement …

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KANSAS: Lesbian Native American Flips House Seat

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas voters made history Tuesday when they selected Sharice Davids to be their next congresswoman. Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, will be the first Native American woman to serve in Congress — a distinction she shared with New Mexico’s Deb Haaland, who also won Tuesday — and the first openly LGBT person to …

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KANSAS: “Voter Fraud” Nutbag Kris Kobach Can Suck It

NBC News reports: Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly will win the gubernatorial election against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, NBC News projects, just in time to have a hand in the upcoming redistricting battle that could shape control of the state for the next decade. The race was in a dead heat days before the election, with Kobach either …

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ACLU Sues Kansas County For Voter Suppression After Elections Official Moves Polling Place With “LOL” Email

Courthouse News reports: The American Civil Liberties Union sued a Kansas county election official in federal court Friday, alleging that her moving of Dodge City’s only polling location to a site half a mile outside of the city’s southern border creates a burden on the city’s majority Hispanic population. Dodge City, located in southwest Kansas about 160 miles west of …

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KANSAS: GOP Gov Concedes Primary To Kris Kobach

The Wichita Eagle reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has captured the Republican nomination for governor after the tightest primary fight in Kansas history, edging out the state’s sitting governor. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a plastic surgeon from Overland Park, announced his concession Tuesday night after he failed to narrow the gap with Kobach when provisional ballots in Johnson County …

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KANSAS: Kobach To Recuse From Vote Recount [VIDEO]

The Wichita Eagle reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in a cable news interview Thursday night that he plans to recuse himself from the vote tally process in the face of pressure from Gov. Jeff Colyer and mounting confusion over vote totals. Kobach said that he would recuse himself in an interview with CNN hours after Colyer had …

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KANSAS: Secretary Of State Kris Kobach Continues To Refuse To Recuse Himself From Recount Of Own Votes

The Wichita Eagle reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he has no plans to recuse himself from a recount process in the race for governor because any counting of ballots would take place at the county level. “The recount thing is done on a county level, so the secretary of state does not actually participate directly …

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KANSAS: Dead Heat In GOP Gubernatorial Primary

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports: Secretary of State Kris Kobach maintained a minute lead — less than 200 votes — over Gov. Jeff Colyer Wednesday as the final election results in the Republican race for governor were counted. Delays in Johnson County pushed the unofficial final result of Tuesday’s primary into Wednesday morning. Just before 8 a.m., results on the Kansas …

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“Mike Pence Sausage Fest” Planned For Kansas City

Kansas City’s CBS affiliate reports: It is always a big deal when the President of the United States or the Vice President of the United States visit the Kansas City area. Roads are blocked off and large amounts of security following their every step. However, Wednesday will be a little different. The LGBTQ community in Kansas City and radio station …

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KANSAS: Court Strikes Down Proof Of Citizenship Requirement For Voter Registration, Sanctions Kobach

Talking Points Memo reports: A federal judge on Monday ruled that Kansas’ proof of citizenship voter registration requirement was a violation of the Constitution as well as the National Voter Registration Act. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson had in previous orders temporarily blocked the requirement, which was championed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Robinson on Monday handed down …

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KANSAS: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kris Kobach Rides In Another Parade With His “Replica” Machine Gun

Kansas City’s CBS affiliate reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has brought his Jeep to another parade. This time, in Lecompton. The Jeep, which Kobach previously described as a “souped up Jeep with a replica gun,” caused some to be concerned at a parade in Shawnee last weekend. Then, it sparked what Kobach called “outrage” after pictures of it …

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