As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation, pitching a populist message on the economy and immigration. Potential Clinton rivals like Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are in the middle of a summertime tour of Democratic constituencies and campaigns, drawing contrasts to Clinton as she weighs a heavily anticipated second presidential bid
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has maintained his big fundraising advantage over challenger Milton Wolf in the Kansas Republican primary, but Wolf received the endorsement Tuesday of a national tea party group.
A Kansas House of Representatives candidate has been arrested for having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. Burlington Police Chief Doug Jones says Jeff Freeman, a Republican running against incumbent state Rep. Peggy Mast of Emporia in the Aug. 5 primary, was booked into the Coffey County jail Sunday on suspicion of having an open container in his car.
Democratic challenger Paul Davis sought Tuesday to give his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing endorsements from more than 100 moderate Republicans who’ve split with conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback over education and tax policy.
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Another Ashcroft has entered politics in Missouri. John Ashcroft was a two-term governor, a U.S. senator and U.S. attorney general under President George W. Bush. Now, his 41-year-old son, Jay, is seeking the Republican nomination for a state Senate seat representing St. Louis County in a three-way race on Aug. 5.
In a settlement with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, Amy Bell resigns and withdraws as a candidate for another term. Bell was accused of failing to carry out her duties but denies any wrongdoing.
Keith Wunder, a Belton Republican, had filed for Cass County presiding commissioner. He says he filed his Missouri income taxes in May, but won’t challenge the removal of his name from the August primary ballot.
The youngest daughter of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s challenger in the Republican primary had her voter registration put on hold temporarily because of a proof-of-citizenship requirement criticized by her father, Scott Morgan.
Scott Morgan, Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s challenger in the Kansas Republican primary, is demanding that Kobach fully disclose his earnings from outside work by releasing his income tax records for the past three years.
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts has intensified his television advertising ahead of the Republican primary to run a new spot highlighting a state medical board investigation of tea party challenger Milton Wolf.