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Partner's son helped reduce charge for future Rep. Marshall

Jun. 23, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A local prosecutor who was the son of one of Roger Marshall's business partners helped the future western Kansas congressman and U.S. Senate candidate reduce a misdemeanor reckless driving conviction in 2008 to a conviction for a less serious traffic infraction. The reckless driving...

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)

US Rep. Roger Marshall can't list himself as `Doc' on ballot

Jun. 5, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall will not be able to use the nickname “Doc” on the August Republican primary ballot as he runs in a crowded field for the U.S. Senate. The Kansas State Objections Board on Friday rejected Marshall's request, saying the nickname referred to...