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Kansas Democrats

John Celock

Republican's Gay Marriage Ban Called 'National Joke'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

A Kansas Republican congressman's proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage has home state Democrats eager to attack, while state Rep...

Republican Says GOP Governor Will 'Take Anybody Out'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Kansas' moderate Republican insurance commissioner is accusing conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of doing anything it takes in an attempt to ...

John Celock

Kansas Immigration Foe Gets Mixed Message From Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state Senate passed legislation Thursday evening that would give Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) power to investig...

John Celock

Dem Fights 'Bizarre' Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Kansas Republicans are demanding an investigation into what they say is a former Democratic state legislator impersonating a state legislator. The...

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Prayer Urged For 'Dark Spiritual Areas'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

The branch of a national group that advocates prayer in state Capitols has called for prayers for Kansas' "dark spiritual areas" which include large D...

John Celock

GOP Gov Declares He's 'Not Beholden' To Special Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) used his State of the State address Tuesday evening to push to eliminate the state income tax and to call for overhaulin...

John Celock

Former Republican Plans To 'Celebrate' Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

A moderate Republican state senator in Kansas plans to become a Democrat just hours after she officially leaves office Monday. Former state Sen. J...

John Celock

Dems' Big Hope For 'Voter Surpression Poster Child'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are using the threat of suing the state's Republican secretary of state over "voter surpression" as a new tactic to raise money. ...

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...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Loses Fight Over Provisional Ballots

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A federal judge in Kansas overruled Secretary of State Kris Kobach's objections Wednesday and will allow a Democratic state lawmaker and well-known Ko...

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GOP Official Explains Election Night Absence

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has ordered a probe into how votes were counted in the state's largest city, while facing questions about how he...

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

Dems Criticize 'Politically Timed' Tax Mail

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are criticizing the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback (R) for sending out a brochure touting the state's new tax cuts days before ...

John Celock

Business Group's Mailers Link State Democrats To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kansas business group is characterizing local Democrats in state legislative races as President Barack Obama's closest allies in mail ...

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...

Were They Discussing How To Beat The Tigers?

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
John Celock

Kansas Democrats had a packed agenda at their delegation breakfast Wednesday morning in Charlotte. Before dispensing out for an action-packed day that...

Jayhawks Are In The House

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
John Celock

Kansas Democrats are out in force at the Democratic National Convention, including cheering on a home stater on the podium. Jason Perkey, the executiv...

John Celock

Anti-Gay Democrat Wins Narrow Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

An anti-gay, pro-life Democratic incumbent -- who legally resides in an abandoned church -- won a narrow victory to retain her seat after a recount. T...

John Celock

Dems Missed Chance Against Skinny-Dipping Lawmaker

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Rep. Kevin Yoder, the Kansas Republican who admitted to skinny-dipping during an official trip to Israel, is likely to win reelection in November, run...

John Celock

Democrat: 'Oblivious' GOP Gov's 'Unheard Of' Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are fighting back against what they say are "unheard of" budget cut proposals and a predicted revenue shortfall from which the state ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Lawmaker: Don't Split My Caucasian District

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

A Kansas state lawmaker told colleagues Wednesday that she opposed a proposed redistricting map because it would put her "primarily Caucasian" neighbo...

Brownback's Approval Rating Tanks (Again!) in September

Mike Nellis | Posted 10.07.2009 | Politics
Mike Nellis

Kansas Democrats have an incredible opportunity to both retain the Governor's office and provide a clear, stable alternative to Senator Brownback's brand of extremism.