iOS app Android app

Kansas Republicans

John Celock

Lawmakers Celebrate Bipartisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's state legislators concluded their fall forum here Friday by praising bipartisanship through a tribute to their former leade...

Controversial Lawmaker Dealt Blow By GOP

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

A Kansas Republican who once suggested that undocumented immigrants be shot from helicopters has lost his bid for a leadership position. Rep. Virg...

Voter ID Advocate Attempts Power Grab

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas' secretary of state is renewing his efforts to gain prosecutorial power as part of his voter identification push. Secretary of State Kris K...

John Celock

Kansas GOP Accused Of Acting 'Like 10-Year-Olds'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Kansas Republicans are explaining that their controversial mailer questioning a Democratic state Senate candidate's name change -- a change he made af...

John Celock

GOP Candidate Blames Christians For Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Steve Fitzgerald, a Republican candidate for the Kansas state Senate who previously had said that Catholics should not be Democrats, extended that att...

John Celock

Republican: Democratic Platform No Good For Catholics

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Steve Fitzgerald, a Republican candidate for the Kansas state Senate, is defending his comments last week that Democrats should not be Catholics, sayi...

John Celock

Dem Says Opponent Will Turn State Into 'Laughing Stock'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

The Democratic vice chairwoman of the Kansas state Board of Education said redistricting is complicating her efforts to defeat challenger Jack Wu, a R...

Birther Queen Suffers Big Blow

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

A Kansas state judge has delayed a scheduled Wednesday hearing in a lawsuit filed by birther queen Orly Taitz after concerns were raised over whether ...

Westboro Candidate's Misstep

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for the Kansas Board of Education, Jack Wu, who is a member of Fred Phelps' controversial Westboro Baptist Church, is being acc...

John Celock

Birther Queen Gets Good News

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

A Kansas judge has granted an Oct. 3 court hearing to birther queen Orly Taitz in her lawsuit that seeks to keep President Barack Obama off of the Sun...

Anti-Abortion Group Targets Republicans

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

The anti-abortion group Operation Rescue is targeting Kansas' Republican attorney general and a Republican district attorney with ethics charges after...

John Celock

Ex-GOPer: 'Why Is The Republican Party Crucifying Other Republicans?'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

A moderate Republican Kansas state senator said reports of a GOP planning meeting on the night of President Barack Obama's inauguration helped finaliz...

John Celock

Bizarre Campaign Against Anti-Gay Democrat's New Twist

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

In his campaign to oust an anti-gay Democratic Kansas representative, a 20-year-old Republican railroad conductor has indicated that his platform will...

John Celock

Moderates Say Koch Brothers 'Ultraconservative Utopia' To Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The leader of Kansas' moderate Republicans said three weeks of attack ads from conservative groups, including those with ties to the Koch b...

John Celock

Koch-Backed Candidates Win Big

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Conservative Republicans appeared to have won control of the Kansas state Senate in Tuesday's primary elections, settling the bitter civil war that ha...

GOP Candidate's Hometown Questioned

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

A conservative Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives, with a history of running in multiple states, is being questioned on whet...

John Celock

GOP Election Boss Told To Stop 'Red Herring' Focus

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

A new report which has ranked Kansas as one of six states most likely to have problems with accurate vote counts, led a Democratic legislator to call ...

John Celock

Liberal Republican Enters Race Against Anti-Gay Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

The winner of a Democratic primary for a Kansas legislative seat -- contested by an anti-gay, pro-life incumbent, who lives in a church, and the openl...

Tea Party Lawmaker Compares Kansas To Soviet Union

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party legislator in Kansas compared the state's economic development program with the collapse of the Soviet Union on a conservative radio talk ...

GOP Lobbyist Accuses Democrat Of Incest

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

A Kansas lobbyist with ties to Gov. Sam Brownback (R) used his Twitter account to accuse a Democratic candidate for the state Senate of an incestuous ...

John Celock

'Reset Button' Pushed On State's Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Kansas politics is in chaos Friday after a federal court redrew state legislative district lines, "pushing a re-set button" on the state's political s...

John Celock

Controversial GOP Leader Retires

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

The Republican speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives who denied claims earlier this year that he was praying for the death of President Barac...

John Celock

Dems Accuse GOP Of Anti-'Kumbaya' Lawmaking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

Following a debate that compared Kansas to New York City, the Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Friday passed a new congression...

John Celock

Ultraconservative 'Powerplay' Blamed For Gridlock

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

The war between moderate and conservative Republicans in Kansas is threatening to send the state's redistricting process into a tailspin. With a Th...

John Celock

Pro-Choice Group Plans To Aid Moderate GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

A pro-choice group that worked with an abortion doctor who was gunned down in 2009 will be assisting Republican Kansas state senators in their bid to ...