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Kansas Republicans

Davis: Hundreds Of Republicans Break With Brownback

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Democratic challenger Paul Davis said Tuesday that more than 500 Republican dissidents support him in the Kansas governor...

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Democrat Vows To Take On Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

The leading critic of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) is seeking a return to the state Legislature with a vow to reduce the influence of the...

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Moderate Republicans May Back Dem After 'Ultraconservative Utopia' Hijacking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

A group of moderate Kansas Republicans led by a former United States senator plans to wage a war to take back the state GOP, even if it means endorsin...

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Obama's Cousin Faces Uphill Tea Party Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Milton Wolf, President Barack Obama's second cousin once removed, is likely to face an uphill challenge if he goes ahead with a Republican primary cha...

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'Ultraconservative Utopia' Looks To Be First In Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

The fight over Kansas' appeals courts will have a new front next year as lawmakers take up legislation to lower the retirement age for appellate judge...

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Moderates Could Jump Off GOP Ship In 'Ultraconservative Utopia'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

The civil war between moderate and conservative Republicans in Kansas continues as moderates get behind Democrat Paul Davis to challenge Gov. Sam Brow...

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Liberal Dem Likely To Challenge Pro-Life Republican Gov

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

A liberal Democratic state legislator is emerging as a likely challenger to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) in a state where conservative domination rei...

Kansas: I Want My State Back!

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

The bills ranged from the dangerous to the merely wacky, many of them solutions in search of problems. Two of the more disturbing regard babies and bullets.

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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 ...

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Lawmakers Deal Blow To Immigration Foe

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state House of Representatives on Sunday killed Secretary of State Kris Kobach's (R) hopes of becoming a prosecutor i...

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GOP Lawmakers Approve Tax Plan After Contentious Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature approved a permanent sales tax hike in the early morning hours Sunday, as part of a plan to replace the s...

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GOP Infighting Stales Republican Gov.'s Tax Hike Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Republican Party infighting over the size of the state sales tax has led to gridlock in the Kansas Legislature as lawmakers continue in overtime. ...

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GOP Governor's Allies Balk At Sales Tax Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

A group of conservative Republican freshmen state legislators in Kansas met with Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Friday and told him that they will not supp...

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GOP Lawmakers Likely To Block Key Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Legislative maneuvering in Kansas will likely postpone a decision on Medicaid expansion, if the state ever decides to enter the program. Gov. Sam ...

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Lawmakers' Big Gun Mistake Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Mistakes in the text of a legislative amendment caused Kansas lawmakers to vote Wednesday to allow for the open carry of guns in the state Capitol, in...

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GOP Lawmakers Advance Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee advanced a sweeping anti-abortion bill Thursday after removing a provision that would have banned abortion clinic worke...

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GOP Group Wants City To Ban Fluoride In Drinking Water To Preserve Legislators' IQs

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

A Republican group in Kansas wants Topeka city officials to remove fluoride from the city's drinking water in order to preserve the intelligence of le...

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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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GOP Women Told To Walk With 'Male Escort'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas Republican legislators are being warned to take increased security precautions in the state Capitol on Wednesday -- and female la...

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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...

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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...

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Tea Party Rise Blamed For 'Short-Sighted' Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

Intramural Republican politics in Kansas could be behind the decision of the state's entire House delegation to vote against Hurricane Sandy relief Fr...

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Obamacare Foe's Aide Gears Up Run For Key Post

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Kansas' moderate Republican insurance commissioner, Sandy Praeger, who supported setting up a state-run health care exchange, is planning not to seek ...

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GOP Leader Says Party Needs To 'Be More Tolerant'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leader of Kansas' moderate Republican faction says that the GOP nationally needs to be more open to moderates, along with embracing ...