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A moderator signals 30-seconds remaining to senate candidate Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., right, during a GOP senatorial debate In Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, May 23, 2020. David Lindstrom, left, Susan Wagle, second from left, Kris Kobach, middle, and Bob Hamilton, second from right, share the debate stage. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas GOP waits to see whether plumber's Senate bid surges

May. 23, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The founder of a Kansas City-area plumbing company who is running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas acknowledged Saturday that he would love to have a highly coveted seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee but doesn't know how he'd go about getting it. The question to Bob...

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, left, confers with Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, ahead of a Senate committee meeting on the governor's power in a pandemic, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Wagle and other GOP lawmakers are looking to curb the governor's power in emergencies and have asked for advice from Schmidt, also a Republican, on how to proceed. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Battle over how quickly Kansas reopens increasingly bitter

May. 19, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A battle in Kansas between the Democratic governor and Republican-controlled Legislature over reopening the economy has grown increasingly bitter, clouded by election year politics present and past. Gov. Laura Kelly has joined Democratic colleagues in other states including Michigan,...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Marshall, who is also a doctor, says he is taking hydroxychloroquine that President Donald Trump has touted as a treatment for the coronavirus, adding he doesn't have COVID-19 but he's been taking the malaria drug to hold off the virus. (House Television via AP, File)

Kansas GOP congressman using malaria drug to ward off virus

May. 19, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Kansas who is also a doctor says he has been taking a malaria drug being touted by President Donald Trump as a way to protect against the coronavirus, despite warnings that it could have potentially fatal side effects. U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, who is...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., a candidate for the U.S. Senate, awaits the start of a debate in Olathe, Marshall's critics on the political right are working to hobble the western Kansas congressman's bid for the U.S. Senate in the final three months of a primary campaign as he fights to overcome conservative immigration hardliner Kris Kobach in a crowded field. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

Marshall struggles to unite GOP establishment in Kansas race

May. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Marshall represents western Kansas in a congressional district rich in GOP votes and donors that has given the state four U.S. senators over the past 50 years. He's armed with top-notch endorsements and the equivalent of gold in a GOP Senate primary: a clip of President Donald...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, a man votes in the presidential primary election at the the Summit View Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City, Mo. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, April 29, 2020, that proof of citizenship requirement for Kansas voter registration is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Court: Kansas can't require voters to show citizenship proof

Apr. 29, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Kansas can't require voters to show proof of citizenship when they register, dealing a blow to efforts by Republicans in several states who have pursued restrictive voting laws as a way of combating voter fraud. The 10th Circuit...