Calling the mood of the country “the most pessimistic it’s ever been,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Kansas voters to re-elect Sen. Pat Roberts to take back control of the U.S. Senate for Republicans and end the gridlock in Washington, D.C.
A top staff official in Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration asked for and was given reports on a police drug raid that took place 16 years ago at a Coffeyville strip club, prompting an accusation Thursday that Brownback used government resources to orchestrate a smear campaign against his opponent, House Minority Leader Paul Davis.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, wearing a Kansas State hoodie, called for the Republican Party to unify now that the primary is over. Palin was in southeast Kansas Thursday campaigning for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in Independence, Kansas.
Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach jumped Wednesday into a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled voter seeking to force Kansas Democrats to name a new U.S. Senate nominee in hopes of speeding the resolution of a legal dispute shadowing a race with possible national implications.
In competing political events Wednesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hailed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s economic record, while supporters of Brownback’s opponent, Paul Davis, took to the street protesting the governor’s policies on education and women’s rights. Perry and Brownback rallied briefly with about 100 Republicans at the GOP headquarters in Wichita before adjourning to a private $500-$4,000-a-person fundraiser.
A new study confirms what anyone watching television in Kansas recently probably knows: political ads in the hotly contested race between Republican incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic challenger Paul Davis are flooding the airwaves.
The Kansas Republican Party criticized a Kansas Supreme Court justice Tuesday, saying a fundraiser hosted for Democrat Paul Davis at her Topeka home was inappropriate. The event, a casual backyard BBQ seeking donations of $20 apiece, raises “numerous ethical questions for both Davis and the Kansas judicial branch,” Republicans said in a release.
A conservative political action committee is launching a television ad in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas attacking the independent challenger to three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. The Freedom Partners Action Fund says it is spending “six figures” on the ad against Greg Orman beginning Tuesday. The PAC is part of the political network of billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch.
Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida and a possible 2016 presidential candidate, will come to Wichita on Sept. 29 to stump for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in a tight Senate race that has drawn national attention.
The U.S. Justice Department wants Texas back. A trial that began today in Corpus Christi over the legality of a voter ID statute may return the state to U.S. supervision of its treatment of minority voters, restoring what the Supreme Court took away last year.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.
The Republican Governor’s Association is intensifying its efforts to help Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign. The group’s chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, will be in Kansas Wednesday to attend events with Brownback in Kansas City and Mission Hills.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he wouldn't veto a repeal of a law that gives in-state tuition to immigrants who entered the country illegally and that is supported by other big GOP figures including Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush.
Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending.
Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.