The Buzz

Look out, Kobach: Here comes Jean Schodorf

Updated: 2013-10-28T12:54:01Z

By STEVE KRASKE

The Kansas City Star

Former Kansas state Sen. Jean Schodorf plans to kick off her campaign for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state on Wednesday in Wichita.

Jean Schodorf served in the Senate as a Republican, but is switching parties for this race.

She won’t have a clear ride to the Democratic nomination. Mission Hills businessman Randy Rolston also has filed for the nod in the August 2014 primary.

The winner of that primary takes on the often controversial Republican incumbent, Kris Kobach.

Schodorf served 12 years in the state Senate and chaired the chamber's Education Committee.

She was a GOP moderate, and conservatives successfully targeted her for defeat in the Republican primary in August 2012.

Deal Saver Subscribe today!

Comments

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here