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.
The city of Lawrence is getting a lot of mentions in the governor’s race. And it’s always coupled with another “L” word – liberal. Gov. Sam Brownback’s campaign has repeatedly called his Democratic opponent, Paul Davis, “a liberal lawyer from Lawrence.” Meanwhile, Davis points out that Brownback is a lawyer, who went law school at KU. In Lawrence.
Unions representing police officers and firefighters are supporting Democratic challenger Paul Davis in the Kansas governor’s race. The Davis campaign announced Wednesday that it had received endorsements from the Kansas Fraternal Order of Police and the Kansas State Firefighters political action committee.
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Opponents of Missouri’s Right to Farm constitutional amendment were weighing a recount request Wednesday, a day after the measure appeared to pass by the slimmest of margins. The unofficial tally from Tuesday’s election showed that with nearly 1 million votes cast, Amendment 1 carried by just over 2,500 votes, a margin of 0.2 percent.
A proposed constitutional amendment creating a right to farm in Missouri appears to have prevailed in a close election. Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 had 498,751 votes for it and 496,223 against it with all precincts reporting – a margin of less than three-tenths of a percentage point.
The dog days of summer are here, and Tuesday’s elections feature some hotly contested primary races and issues. Voters on the Missouri side will consider streetcar and transportation tax proposals, and voters in Kansas will decide a primary race for the Johnson County Commission. Some congressional and statehouse districts on both sides of the state line also have primaries.
Democratic donors online gave their party’s House campaign arm almost $5 million in the week that ended Friday, a record for the group attempting the uphill task of ousting Republicans from their majority.
The swing dancers and loud Frank Sinatra impersonator didn't merit even a glance from Andrew Romanoff at a recent Adams County Fair event. The Democrat paid attention only to voters as he moved from table to table at a breakfast for seniors.